Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

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Basic Books, 1999 - Social Science - 269 pages
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In the 1950s, the term ”containment” referred to the foreign policy-driven containment of Communism and atomic proliferation. Yet in Homeward Bound May demonstrates that there was also a domestic version of containment where the ”sphere of influence” was the home. Within its walls, potentially dangerous social forces might be tamed, securing the fulfilling life to which postwar women and men aspired. Homeward Bound tells the story of domestic containment - how it emerged, how it affected the lives of those who tried to conform to it, and how it unraveled in the wake of the Vietnam era’s assault on Cold War culture, when unwed mothers, feminists, and ”secular humanists” became the new ”enemy.” This revised and updated edition includes the latest information on race, the culture wars, and current cultural and political controversies of the post-Cold War era.

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Not for the casual reader, and not overburdened with new insights, this volume works best as a general overview of an already over-examined and over-documented decade. Read full review

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a college-era read that has been collecting dust in a box. slightly dry, but an interesting glimpse into the past. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Elaine Tyler May is Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of several books, including Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness and Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America.

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