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AuthorPetigny, Alan Cecil, 1970-
TitleThe permissive society : America, 1941-1965 / Alan Petigny
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Descript x, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


World War II, the ascendancy of science, and the prologue to the permissive turn -- Psychology: Benjamin Spock, Carl Rogers, and the liberalizing impulse in the 1950s -- Religion: ballrooms, bingo, blue laws, and Billy Graham- piety and secularization in 1950s America -- Feminism: the rising status of women in the age of Eisenhower -- Youth culture: rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and the myth of opposition -- Self: from original sin to self-actualization - Jackson Pollock, Charlie Parker, and new notions of identity in postwar America -- Denouement: the normative lag and the role of religion in the transformation of American culture

United States -- Social conditions -- 1945- Social change -- United States -- 20th century Liberalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- 20th century United States -- Moral conditions -- 20th century

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