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Rebels without a Cause?

Renegotiating the American 1950s


Gerd Hurm and Ann Marie Fallon

Contents: Ann Marie Fallon/Gerd Hurm: Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s – Ann Marie Fallon: Rebellious Readers: The Making of American Literature in the 1950s – Stefan L. Brandt: The Literary Text as a «Living Event»: Visceral Language and the Aesthetics of Rebellion in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye Gerd Hurm: Rebellion as Affirmation: Allen Ginsberg’s American Poetics in The Gates of Wrath – Alfred Hornung: The Personal is the Fictional: Philip Roth’s Return to the 1950s in I Married a Communist – Paul Goetsch: Reinhold Niebuhr’s The Irony of American History: A Cold Warrior’s Critique of Cold War Rhetoric – Lutz Schowalter: Rebels with a Cause? Shades of Christian Fundamentalism in the 1950s – Maureen E. Reed: Performing Traditional Womanhood: Fabiola Cabeza de Baca and Hispanic Civil Rights in the 1950s – Kriste Lindenmeyer: Meet the Parents: Embracing an Ideal of Modern American Childhood – Bernd Elzer: «At Last My Hero». Alternative Masculinities in 1950s Hollywood Melodrama – Wolfgang Hallet: «But think, for a moment, about the system.»: Discourses of the 1950s in Philip K. Dick’s «Minority Report» – Hilary P. Dannenberg: Interpreting the Aliens: Representations of American Society in Science-Fiction Movies of the 1950s – Rebecca C. Potter: Jeremiah’s Decade: Environmental Discourse in the 1950s from Aldo Leopold to Rachel Carson – Patrick J. Walsh: Grandma Moses, Thomas Kinkade, and the Evolution of Nostalgia – Wilfried Raussert: Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Critique: Allan Kaprow, Happenings and the American Avant-Garde.