By Will Kaufman
The Seventies was once a culturally brilliant interval. Will Kaufman addresses the dominant cultural types of the 1970s—fiction and poetry; tv and drama; movie and visible tradition; well known tune and elegance; public house and spectacle—and the decade's such a lot influential figures and texts, from the writer Toni Morrison to the tv sequence, All within the relatives, from Diane Arbus to Bruce Springsteen, from M.A.S.H. to Taxi motive force, and from disco divas to protestors of the Vietnam struggle. Proving there is extra to the last decade than polyester and narcissism, American tradition within the Seventies seriously reengages with one among America's so much misunderstood eras. (9/1/09)
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2) America’s relatively late interest in the East, Said claims – barring the odd expressions of interest by individuals such as Melville and Twain, or a handful of Transcendentalists and theologians and members of the American Oriental Society established in 1842 – was due to the fact that ‘the American frontier, the one that counted, was the westward one’. (290) By the end of World War II, however, ‘the shift from British and French to American hegemony’ was secured; (25) the United States fitted itself ‘quite self-consciously – in the places excavated by the two European powers’ and now dominates and approaches both Orientalism and the orient ‘as Britain and France once did’.
40 Carter’s speech was, he said, inspired by some of the ‘voices of America’ to which he had listened at a Camp David gathering. ’41 These vox pop enunciations might well justify Schulman’s perception of the 1970s as a malaise-filled decade. These expressions of powerlessness, however, if taken as the decade’s benchmark, belie the determination and the hard-won (if incomplete) advances made on a number of social fronts. ’42 While this achievement is typically discussed in terms of its impact on girls’ and women’s participation in school and collegiate sports, it actually represents a far broader feminist victory in terms of equality of opportunity across the educational sector.
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