One-day symposium, October 27, 2023, Lund University, Sweden: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968)

Mid-century US culture tends to be described in both simplified and paradoxical terms. On the one hand, it is thought of as a period of ‘containment’ culture, ‘Red-Scare’ rhetoric, and McCarthyism: a time when norms were strong, and it was difficult to be different. On the other hand, it is… Continue reading