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American Culture in the 1980s : Twentieth Century American Culture S. - Graham Thompson

American Culture in the 1980s

Twentieth Century American Culture S.

Paperback

Published: 1st February 2006
For Ages: 22+ years old
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This book looks beyond the common label of 'Ronald Reagan's America' to chart the complex intersection of cultures in the 1980s. In doing so it provides an insightful account of the major cultural forms of 1980s America& mdash;literature and drama; film and television; music and performance; art and photography& mdash;and influential texts and trends of the decade: from "White Noise" to "Wall Street," from Silicon Valley to MTV, and from Madonna to Cindy Sherman. A focused chapter considers the changing dynamics of American culture in an increasingly globalised marketplace.

Key Features:

* Focused case studies featuring key texts, genres, writers, artists and cultural trends

* Detailed chronology of 1980s American culture

* Bibliographies for each chapter

* Twelve black and white illustrations

A fresh angle on cultural works recent enough to exist in the collective memory, but also now distant enough to warrant analytical consideration within a discrete historical framework. -- Paul Giles, Professor of American Literature, University of Oxford A fresh angle on cultural works recent enough to exist in the collective memory, but also now distant enough to warrant analytical consideration within a discrete historical framework.

Contents
List of Figures
List of Case Studies
Acknowledgements
Chronology of 1980s American Culture
Introduction: The Intellectual Contextp. 1
Fiction and Poetryp. 37
Art and Photographyp. 63
Film and Televisionp. 89
Music and Performancep. 123
American Culture and Globalizationp. 153
Conclusion: The Cultural Legacy of the 1980sp. 179
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780748619108
ISBN-10: 0748619100
Series: Twentieth Century American Culture S.
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.4