In “Strange New World”, author Carl Trueman tells the story of how thinkers and activists redefined identity in America during the Sexual Revolution. From Betty Friedan to Michel Foucault, from Alexander Schmemann to Harvey Milk, Trueman profiles influential figures who helped pave the way for a more inclusive society. In doing so, he offers readers a clear understanding of how identity politics has shaped our current cultural landscape.
For who is this book for ?
“Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution” is for those who are interested in how identity politics has shaped our current cultural landscape. The book provides an in-depth look at a variety of thinkers and activists, from Betty Friedan to Michel Foucault.
- Trueman’s exploration of the Sexual Revolution is nuanced and detailed, providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of this complex period in history.
- By profiling key thinkers and activists from both sides of the debate, Trueman offers a balanced perspective on the origins of identity politics.
- “Strange New World” is an engaging read that will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about American history and culture.
- The book can be dry at times
- It can be difficult to keep track of all the different people Trueman is discussing
- There are a lot of academic references which might not be accessible to everyone
Learn more about the author
Carl Trueman is a professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He has written extensively on religious and cultural issues, and his articles have appeared in such publications as First Things, Touchstone Magazine, and Christian Century.
“This book helped me to understand how the Sexual Revolution evolved and the important role that various intellectuals and activists played in it. It’s a great overview of a complex topic.”
“This is an important book – one that provides a much-needed historical context for the current debates over sexual identity. Trueman offers insightful portraits of key thinkers and activists, showing how they challenged traditional notions of sex and gender, thereby paving the way for greater inclusion and diversity. This is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding today’s culture wars.”
“A deeply insightful and well-written account of how theSexual Revolution unfolded. Trueman brings to life a fascinating cast of characters who helped redefine American culture, making it a more inclusive place for everyone.”
“This is an important book, one that will help a new generation understand the origins of today’s debates over identity. Trueman tells the story with intelligence and sensitivity, offering readers a clear understanding of how identity politics has shaped our current cultural landscape.”