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The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy (Cambridge Companions to American Studies)

The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy (Cambridge Companions to American Studies)

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Andrew Hoberek
Cambridge University Press, 4/23/2015
EAN 9781107663169, ISBN10: 1107663164

Paperback, 286 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

John F. Kennedy remains central to both the American and the global imagination. Featuring essays by leading literary critics, historians, and film scholars, The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy addresses such topics as Kennedy's youth in Boston and his time at Harvard, his foreign policy and his role in reshaping the US welfare state, his relationship to the civil rights and conservative movements, and the ongoing reverberations of his life and death in literature and film. Going beyond historical or biographical studies, these chapters explore the creation and afterlife of an icon, a figure who still embodies - and sparks debate about - what it means to be American.

1. Kennedy, Boston, and Harvard Eoin Cannon
2. Kennedy and the Catholic Church Paul Giles
3. The Kennedy–Nixon debates
the launch of television's transformation of US politics and popular culture Mary Ann Watson
4. 'Investing in persons'
the political culture of Kennedy liberalism Sean McCann
5. JFK and the civil rights movement Douglas Field
6. Kennedy, the Cold War, and the national security state Andrew Preston
7. JFK and modernization theory Amanda McVety
8. JFK and the global anticolonial movement Vaughn Rasberry
9. Kennedy and postwar intellectual culture John Hellmann
10. The Camelot presidency
Kennedy and postwar style Lee Konstantinou
11. The Kennedy assassination and postmodern paranoia Peter Knight
12. An eternal flame
the Kennedy assassination, national grief, and national nostalgia J. D. Connor
13. Free the world and your ass will follow
JFK and revolutionary freedom in sixties youth culture Sally Bachner
14. The Kennedy family romance Michael Trask
15. Kennedy and the conservatives Robert Mason
16. The Kennedy legacy
from hagiography to exposé and back again Loren Glass.