The Other Fifties
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- Full Title: The Other Fifties: Interrogating Midcentury American Icons
- Author(s): Edited by Joel Foreman
- Year Published: 1997
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press
- Publication Type: Academic
- ISBN-10: 0-252-02271-8 (hardcover); 0-252-06574-3 (paperback)
- Description: This is a collection of academic essays discussing the 1950s as "a period of cultural transformation" in the United States. One of the essays discusses Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, which was published in 1957.
Since this is a collection with multiple authors, the authors of each essay are indicated in parentheses after the essay title. Chapters significantly related to Ayn Rand or Objectivism are indicated in bold.
- Introduction (Joel Foreman)
- Part 1: Changing Minds
- The Frustrated Persuader: Fairfax M. Cone and the Edsel Advertising Campaign, 1957-59 (James L. Baughman)
- Postwar White Girls' Dark Other (Wini Breines)
- Mau Mau's American Career, 1952-57 (Joel Foreman)
- Part 2: Television
- The Opening of America: Meaningful Difference in 1950s Television (Horace Newcomb)
- Watching Elvis: the Male Rock Star as Object of the Gaze (David R. Shumway)
- Memory and Repression in Early Ethnic Television: The Example of Gertrude Berg and The Goldbergs (Donald Weber)
- Part 3: Film and Gender
- What Lola Got: Cultural Carelessness on Broadway (David Van Leer)
- The Prime of Miss Kim Novak: Struggling Over the Feminine in the Star Image (Jackie Byars)
- Split Screens: Framing and Passing in Pillow Talk (Cynthia J. Fuchs)
- Part 4: Literary and Social Texts
- Democracy, capitalism, and American literature: the cold war construction of J.D. Salinger's paperback hero (Lee Medovoi)
- Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something (Red, White, and) Blue: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and Objectivist Ideology (Stacey Olster)
- The Road to Rapprochement : Krushchev's 1959 Visit to America (Stephen J. Whitfield)
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