If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined Framing the sixties as a period stretching from to , Arthur Marwick. The Sixties has 35 ratings and 2 reviews. Erik said: Having lived the decade Marwick writes about with some consciousness of what was happening, I found. Book Review: The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, CC Article (PDF .. Arthur Marwick. The Sixties.

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Cheryl rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Daryl rated it really liked it Jul 25, Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. That unspeakable oppressions and the struggles against them in the Third World received unprecedented attention from young people in the West is very much to the credit of these young people, but does not mean that these events in themselves are the most significant features of the sixties.

The First Stirrings of a Cultural Revolution I am just as convinced an atheist when it comes to the marwicl of monetarism, market economics, and the virtues of unbridled private enterprise, and I believe in the rational study of the many evils which afflict the societies we live in, in order that effective sixxties may be found as quickly as possibly, and applied. From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes and convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of this tumultuous Society owes much to its historians: Sam rated it liked it Apr 11, But it is my belief that the major fact of the changing role and status of the black American relates both to the kind of changing circumstances which were producing modifications in class and family relationships and to the conscious protest movements not just against segregation and discrimination but against the destruction of the environment, consumer society, and militaristic imperialism.

Framing the sixties as a period stretching from toArthur Marwick argues that this long decade ushered in nothing less than a cultural sixteis — one that raged most clearly in the United States, Britain, France, and Italy. We now come to the most fraught field of contention when it comes to the scholarly analysis of the sixties, as well as the popular mythology.

The Sixties : Cultural Transformation in Britain, France, Italy and the United States, 1958-74

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. All of these historians were deeply sympathetic to the liberal reform policies of President J.


Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I shall try, though I may not fully succeed, to avoid empty metaphors and flabby cliches. Oxford University Presshte History – pages. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. History was a more naive subject when, in the middle of the nineteenth century, Jacob Burckhardt wrote his famous The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy.

Marwick was appointed the first Professor of History at the Open University inafter lecturing at Edinburgh for ten years.

The historian’s activities are or should be closer to those of the scientist than to those of the novelist or poet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Now one of the world’s foremost historians provides a look at this momentous tim If World Wars defined the 1st half of the arthir century, the 60s marwidk the 2nd, providing the pivot on which modern times have turned. Living life to the full. It gave us the freedom to accept or reject things on their own merits and according to our own individual preferences.

Also involved are the American urban riots of and the events ofthe new feminism, and the beginnings of gay liberation.

The Vietnam war–the attempt of the Americans to bolster the corrupt regime in South Vietnam against Communist North Vietnam and the Communist Vietcong in South Vietnam–waging a brutal campaign against ordinary villagers, killing hostages, using napalm, defoliants and other poisons, and then carrying the bombing raids to North Vietnam was the biggest single cause of protests and demonstrations.

He has been Professor of History at the Open University sinceand is the author of a number of best-selling history books, including The Nature of History and British Society since For some, it was a golden age of liberation and political progress; for others, an era in which depravity was celebrated, and the secure moral and social framework subverted. A Date to Remember? A conservative, of course, would see the fifties as a last age of morality, patriotism, law and order, respect for the family, tuneful music, and a popular culture which was pleasing, not shocking.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In discussing marwickk I shall at the same time be adding further details to my own basic proposition. The Events in Paris. We need a history supported by evidence and based on dispassionate analysis. Portraits of Che were reproduced everywhere as he became the srthur greatest hero of the European and North American protest movements.

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American finance was critical sities many British achievements after Often the word is used as a collective noun embracing opera, painting, poetry, and so on, broadly what is dealt with in the arts, entertainments, and books pages of our posher newspapers.

A scholarly, earnest, sometimes dense cultural history of the decade. It will be a major theme of this book that it is a mistake to concentrate on politics and changes of government: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The sixties was no short-term era of ecstasy and excess. Julia rated it liked it Jan 16, They deplored the way in which social welfare programmes were curtailed as a result of the colossal expenditure on the Vietnam war; even more they regretted the bitter divisions in American society provoked by that war, the often violent demonstrations, and the still more violent repressions slxties the police.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Freedom Turbulence and Death. From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes and convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of this tumultuous decade.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. What was going on in Paris looked like an attempt at the kind of revolution predicted by Marxists: Having lived the decade Marwick writes about with some consciousness of what was happening, I found this portrayal extraordinarily dull, rather like a great list or chronology written by someone alien to the topic.

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Italian studies concentrated on social and cultural matters have presented the yearsthe years of student protests and workers’ strikes, as the beginning of a new era of rapid change. If I do not use such words in this book, it is not because I am not aware of them, it is because I am only too aware. Was there a cultural revolution c.

Against that, we must place the continued existence of elements of extreme reaction, concentrated in particular in the various police forces but also in certain religious bodies.