Download e-book for kindle: Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America by Elizabeth Fraterrigo

By Elizabeth Fraterrigo

Playboy was once greater than full of photos of nude ladies and suggestion on tips to combine the fitting martini. certainly, the magazine's imaginative and prescient of sexual liberation, excessive residing, and "the sturdy lifestyles" got here to outline mainstream photographs of postwar existence. In exploring the background of America's most generally learn and influential men's journal, Elizabeth Fraterrigo hones in at the values, kind, and gender formulations placed forth in its pages and the way they won frequent foreign money in American tradition. She indicates that for Hugh Hefner, the "good existence" intended the liberty to decide on a life-style, and the single he promoted was once the "playboy life," during which pricey items and sexually on hand ladies have been considerable, duties have been few, and if one labored challenging sufficient, you'll take pleasure in considerable relaxation and intake. In aid of this view, Playboy attacked early marriage, conventional gender preparations, and sanctions opposed to premarital intercourse, tough the conservatism of family-centered postwar society. And regardless of the magazine's ups and downs, major beneficial properties of this "playboy lifestyles" became engrained in American society.

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