Culture as History
The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth CenturyBook - 1984
Bringing together for the first time the best of twenty-five years of unique critical work, Warren Susman takes Us on a startling tour through the conflicts and events which have transformed the social, political, and cultural face of America in this century. Probing a rich panoply of images from the mass media and advertising, testing prevalent intellectual and economic theories, linking the revolutions in communications and technology to the rise of a new pantheon of popular heroes, Susman documents and analyzes the process through which the older, Puritan-republican, producer-capitalist culture has given way to the leisure-oriented, consumer society we now inhabit the culture of abundance.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1984
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxx, 321 p. : ill. ; 25 cm