By Susan Currell
The Twenties observed the us upward thrust to its present prestige because the best international superpower, matched via an rising cultural dominance that characterised the second one half the 20th century. This e-book offers an stimulating account of the key cultural and highbrow developments of the last decade which have been pivotal to its characterization as 'the jazz age'. Currell's ebook locations universal representations of the 'roaring twenties' and the 'lost new release' into context via chapters on literature, song and function, movie and radio, and visible paintings and layout, along the exceptional upward thrust of rest and intake within the Twenties
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The popularity of psychoanalysis as a cure for social and cultural problems led to the proliferation of books and magazines offering pop psychology as a solution to all ills. Although Freud was dismayed at the emergence of such eclectic psychoanalysis in America, his ideas did combine fruitfully with other disciplines to provide Americans with a new intellectual roadmap. 56 Rather than curtailing the tensions in American culture, however, the proliferation of psychoanalytic theories of the individual, society and culture intensified The Intellectual Context 15 the paradoxical experience of modernity.
Stearns used the example of the popular cartoon strip ‘Bringing up Father’ as an example of women’s relationship to modern cultural life. In the strip a nouveau riche wife aspired to a bourgeois lifestyle while her husband remained stuck to his gauche working-class habits. ‘Bringing up’ father meant forcing him to adopt materialistic and superficial habits that had rapidly become associated with middle-brow, anti-intellectual, feminine bourgeoisification. Using ‘rolling-pin’ humour, the strip highlighted the new power of women in a world of showy artificiality and consumption – inevitably ‘mother’ was twice the size of ‘father’, although her reform project continuously fails.