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›global risks empower states and civil society movements‹ to ›disempower globalized capital‹ (Beck, 2008: 13) and calls for ›clever reflexive regulation (philosophy) on a global scale‹ and ›a new theory of the mixed economy, framed for the global market place of to- day, as the now defunct Keynesian system was framed for the national post-war economies‹ (Beck 2008: 16). Beck focuses on catastrophes like Katrina and the financial crisis as what he calls »cosmopolitan moments« that could bring the world together, similar to the way we transcended national

attractions like modernized versions of cars, refrigerators, washing machines, and a new coast-to-coast highway system. America pushed manufacturing output at the international level and developed a favorable bal- ance of trade. Technology had accelerated during wartime at a nearly unimaginable rate and fueled a post-war economy. The acceleration of scientific discovery, fol- lowed by a dependency on ever-rising levels of technology to meet daily needs during the second half of the century, further compartmentalized sciences. This occurred in education as well as

of life stages. Before the 1970s, adulthood was clearly defined due to a stable and growing post-war economy in the era between 1945 to the early 1970s, which facilitated highly predictable private and occupational paths (cf. Blatterer 13-4). The ideals of employee loyalty, stable working hours, ownership, and the model of the suburban “heterosexual nuclear family” with a single income entailed a notion of adulthood, which was defined by “classic markers” or signposts such as independent living, committed rela- tionships, stable employment, marriage

. 369 Vgl. Mulvey, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. 370 Marguerite R. Waller legt ebenfalls großes Gewicht auf die Plakatszene. Zwar interpretiert sie das Verhältnis Antonio Ricci/Rita Hayworth als eine doppelte Kolonialisierung (amerikanische Kolonialisierung Italiens über das männlich kolonialisierte Bild der ehemaligen Latina Rita Hayworth), doch betont sie ebenso, dass »Ricci falls out of this symbolic economy when his bicycle, symbol of his paternal authority, patriarchal sexuality, and inclusion in the post-war economy, is stolen – coincidentally as

(1969: 341). In the competitive post-war economy, marked by rising unemployment and the worst labor strife since the 1890s (Tuttle 1970: 19), Black and white Chicagoans battled the streets for five days. The riot was set in motion by the death of eighteen-year-old Eugene Wil- liams, who was knocked into Lake Michigan on Sunday, July 27, 1919. His drown- ing, and the lack of assistance by a white police officer, ignited “a battle royale”, as The Chicago Defender had it in its article “Riot Sweeps Chicago” (1919a: 1), re- sulting in the death of twenty-three Blacks