The Resource Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen

Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen

Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Title
Fantasyland
Title remainder
how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Andersen
Title variation
How America went haywire
Title variation remainder
a 500-year history
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion, and magical thinking
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andersen, Kurt
Dewey number
  • 973
  • 306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.A543 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Popular culture
  • Social change
  • United States
Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Now entering Fantasyland -- Part I: The conjuring of America: 1517-1789. I believe, therefore I am right: the Protestants ; All that glitters: the gold-seekers ; Building our own private heaven on Earth: the Puritans ; The God-given freedom to believe in God ; Imaginary friends and enemies: the early satanic panics ; The first me century: religion gets American ; Meanwhile, in the eighteenth-century reality-based community -- Part II: United States of amazing: the 1800s. The first great delirium ; The all-American fan fiction of Joseph Smith, prophet ; Quack nation: magical but modern ; Fantastic business: the gold rush inflection point ; In search of monsters to destroy: the conspiracy theory habit ; The war between states of mind ; Ten million little houses on the prairie ; Fantasy industrialized -- Part III: A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960. Progress and backlash ; The biggest backlash: brand-new old-time religion ; The business of America is show business ; Big rock candy mountains: utopia in the suburbs and the sun ; The 1950s seemed so normal -- Part IV: Big bang: the 1960s and '70s. Big bang: the hippies ; Big bang: the intellectuals ; Big bang: the Christians ; Big bang: politics and government and conspiracies ; Big bang: living in a land of entertainment -- Part V: Fantasyland scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century. Making make-believe more realistic and real life more make-believe ; Forever young: kids "r" us syndrome ; The Reagan era and the start of the digital age ; American religion from the turn of the millennium ; Our wilder Christianities: belief and practice ; America versus the godless civilized world: why are we so exceptional? ; Magical but not necessarily Christian, spiritual but not religious ; Blue-chip witch doctors: the re-enchantment of medicine ; How the mainstream enabled fantasyland: squishies, cynics, and believers ; Anything goes-- unless it picks my pocket or breaks my leg -- Part VI: The problem with fantasyland: from the 1980s to the present and beyond. The inmates running the asylum decide monsters are everywhere ; Reality is a conspiracy: the x-filing of America ; Mad as hell, the new voice of the people ; When the GOP went off the rails ; Liberals denying science ; Gun crazy ; Final fantasy-industrial complex ; Our inner children? They're going to Disney World! ; The economic dreamtime ; As fantasyland goes, so goes the nation
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781400067213
Lccn
2017016052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1001364074
  • (OCoLC)1001364074
Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Now entering Fantasyland -- Part I: The conjuring of America: 1517-1789. I believe, therefore I am right: the Protestants ; All that glitters: the gold-seekers ; Building our own private heaven on Earth: the Puritans ; The God-given freedom to believe in God ; Imaginary friends and enemies: the early satanic panics ; The first me century: religion gets American ; Meanwhile, in the eighteenth-century reality-based community -- Part II: United States of amazing: the 1800s. The first great delirium ; The all-American fan fiction of Joseph Smith, prophet ; Quack nation: magical but modern ; Fantastic business: the gold rush inflection point ; In search of monsters to destroy: the conspiracy theory habit ; The war between states of mind ; Ten million little houses on the prairie ; Fantasy industrialized -- Part III: A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960. Progress and backlash ; The biggest backlash: brand-new old-time religion ; The business of America is show business ; Big rock candy mountains: utopia in the suburbs and the sun ; The 1950s seemed so normal -- Part IV: Big bang: the 1960s and '70s. Big bang: the hippies ; Big bang: the intellectuals ; Big bang: the Christians ; Big bang: politics and government and conspiracies ; Big bang: living in a land of entertainment -- Part V: Fantasyland scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century. Making make-believe more realistic and real life more make-believe ; Forever young: kids "r" us syndrome ; The Reagan era and the start of the digital age ; American religion from the turn of the millennium ; Our wilder Christianities: belief and practice ; America versus the godless civilized world: why are we so exceptional? ; Magical but not necessarily Christian, spiritual but not religious ; Blue-chip witch doctors: the re-enchantment of medicine ; How the mainstream enabled fantasyland: squishies, cynics, and believers ; Anything goes-- unless it picks my pocket or breaks my leg -- Part VI: The problem with fantasyland: from the 1980s to the present and beyond. The inmates running the asylum decide monsters are everywhere ; Reality is a conspiracy: the x-filing of America ; Mad as hell, the new voice of the people ; When the GOP went off the rails ; Liberals denying science ; Gun crazy ; Final fantasy-industrial complex ; Our inner children? They're going to Disney World! ; The economic dreamtime ; As fantasyland goes, so goes the nation
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781400067213
Lccn
2017016052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1001364074
  • (OCoLC)1001364074

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