Table of contents for A kinder, gentler America : melancholia and the mythical 1950s / Mary Caputi.

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1. The "Fifties," an American Metaphor
2. A Vertiginous Languor: Modernity and Melancholia
3. Overripe America
4. Making Love with Absence: Neoconservatism and the Fifties
5. X-ray Vision and the Powers of Performance: Letting Go of the Fifties
6. The Left Reviews the "Fifties"
Conclusion: America, a Phoenix Reborn (Again)

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

United States -- Civilization -- 1945-.
Nineteen fifties.
National characteristics, American.
Popular culture -- United States.
Nostalgia -- United States.
Depression, Mental -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-.
Political culture -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.