American Studies Institute 2018:
“Love and Rage: The 1960s and Contemporary U.S. Culture and Politics”
The 2018 seminar offers German doctoral and post-doctoral scholars insights into current developments in American Studies and related academic fields in the U.S.
San Francisco State University – as an experienced host of this program – will bring together Bay Area scholars to approach current topics such as the 50th anniversary of “the summer of love” (1960s) from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, both historical and contemporary in their focus. A closer analysis of the 1960s in comparison to today’s U.S. society will address issues such as:
- the civil rights movement
- generational questions of “angst” and anger
- societal and national security
- the Cold War and its heritage
- popular culture/mass culture (music, theater, performance)
- the culture wars
- gender and revolution
- race and revolution
- political polarization
Patterns of continuity with and breaks from the climate and concerns of the 1960s will be under discussion as well as long-term repercussions and ramifications in current debates.
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