Contexts of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

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  • Post WW2
    • soldiers return home
      • Demobili-sation: standing down of armed forces from a 'combat ready' status
    • McCarthy years
      • McCarthyism
      • 1950's: reference to McCarthy's practices -applied to similar anti-communist activities
        • McCarthyism
        • today the term is used generally in reference to: reckless, unsubstantiated accusations and public attacks on the character or patriotism of political opponents
          • McCarthy years
            • 1950's: reference to McCarthy's practices -applied to similar anti-communist activities
              • today the term is used generally in reference to: reckless, unsubstantiated accusations and public attacks on the character or patriotism of political opponents
                • Post WW2
                  • soldiers return home
                    • Demobili-sation: standing down of armed forces from a 'combat ready' status
                  • raised paranoia in the US through claims of communists and soviet spies being in the US and 'soviet sympathisers' being in the US federal govenment
                    • Demagogue: a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices and ignorance of lower socio-economic classes to gain power and promote political motives
                      • Joseph McCarthy: senator (leader of US congress and house committee), republican, most visible public face of the cold war period
                        • raised paranoia in the US through claims of communists and soviet spies being in the US and 'soviet sympathisers' being in the US federal govenment
                          • Demagogue: a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices and ignorance of lower socio-economic classes to gain power and promote political motives
                            • Joseph McCarthy: senator (leader of US congress and house committee), republican, most visible public face of the cold war period
                              • The soviet's 'radical ideology' of communism was deemed frightening
                                • atmosphere of paranoia from the increasing successes of the soviet union
                        • The soviet's 'radical ideology' of communism was deemed frightening
                          • atmosphere of paranoia from the increasing successes of the soviet union
                    • 'the chold war'
                  • Contexts of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' American Society 1947
                    • Immigration
                      • New policies:
                        • 1946: immigration from: India, Philippines and China made legal
                        • 1948: over 200,000 refugees legally allowed to settle in the US if displaced during WW2
                    • Industrial-isation, Consumerism and Economy
                      • Scientific advances e.g. nuclear bomb
                      • Baby Boom
                      • recovering economy from expenses used in war
                      • rising unemployment
                      • Economy slowly grew but people's income decreased/stayed low
                      • Consumerism boomed in 1947 after brief 1946 recession
            • Contexts of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' American Society 1947
              • Immigration
                • New policies:
                  • 1946: immigration from: India, Philippines and China made legal
                  • 1948: over 200,000 refugees legally allowed to settle in the US if displaced during WW2
              • Industrial-isation, Consumerism and Economy
                • Scientific advances e.g. nuclear bomb
                • Baby Boom
                • recovering economy from expenses used in war
                • rising unemployment
                • Economy slowly grew but people's income decreased/stayed low
                • Consumerism boomed in 1947 after brief 1946 recession
          • 'the chold war'

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