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dc.contributor.authorBednarek, Antjeen
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-22T22:07:13Z
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2293
dc.description.abstractThe Fifties were the dawning of the age of the New Zealand homeowner, of prosperous families, suburbia and consumerism. Conformity and conservatism determined all aspects of social life. It is commonly believed that the dominant cultural mainstream, in an attempt to uphold patterns of conformity, has marginalised those who resisted the social norm. Writers, artists and intellectuals, according to this version of events, have been forcefully put on the margins of society. A general lack of scholarship about the Fifties does not allow one to establish how true an account of cultural relations this really is. Through perusal of two prominent periodicals this study aims to offer a more detailed picture of the relation between the writer and the cultural mainstream. Most importantly it establishes that not all writers experienced a conflict with the surrounding mainstream culture, only a handful in fact did. Those writers chose to be on the margins, and from there they rejected the mainstream culture for various reasons. Conservatism, attitudes regarding the family and conformity were main factors in creating hostility towards the mainstream. Later historians, most notably Keith Sinclair, have subsequently delivered an account of the Fifties that placed exaggerated emphasis on the opinions of those few writers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectfiftiesen
dc.subjectwritersen
dc.subjectmainstream cultureen
dc.subjectLandfallen
dc.subjectconservatismen
dc.subjectconformityen
dc.subjectmaterialismen
dc.subjectfamilyen
dc.subjectgender relationsen
dc.subjecthistoriographyen
dc.subject1950'sen
dc.subjectNew Zealand Listeneren
dc.subjectcultural historyen
dc.titlePut on the margins? The mainstream culture and the alienated writer in the fiftiesen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/STARen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/STAR
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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