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    • A Macat Analysis of Elaine Tyler May's Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

    • By: Jarrod Homer
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    After World War II ended in 1945, the Soviet Union and the United States began a decades-long confrontation that would become known as the Cold War. American foreign policy focused on "containment" - preventing the communist USSR from gaining more ground - and many people looked at the geographical and political implications of this policy. Others, meanwhile, explored American domestic life in that same period. But historian Elaine Tyler May became the first person to bring these seemingly unrelated areas together.

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    • A Macat Analysis of David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd

    • A Study of the Changing American Character
    • By: Jarrod Homer
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    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    American lawyer-turned-sociologist David Riesman published his first book, The Lonely Crowd, in 1950. Aimed at academics, it nonetheless gained a large popular audience. In it, Riesman explores the links between social character - the ways in which members of a society are similar to one another - and social structures. Riesman's work popularized sociology, helping to establish it as an academic discipline, and today it provides a fascinating window into the 1950s American psyche.

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