Real Phonies

Real Phonies

Cultures of Authenticity in Post-World War II America

eBook - 2010
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"Real Phonies examines the twinned phenomena of phoniness and authenticity across the second half of the twentieth century - beginning with adolescents in the 1950s like Holly Golightly and Holden Caulfield, and ending with mid-career professionals in the 1990s, like sports agent Jerry Maguire. Countering the critical assumption that, with the emergence of postmodernity, the ideal of "authentic self" disappeared, Cheever argues that concern with the authenticity of persons proliferated throughout the past half-century despite a significant ambiguity over what that self might look like." --Book Jacket.
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 312 pages) : illustrations

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