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Friday on Our Minds : Popular Culture in Australia Since 1945 - Michelle Arrow

Friday on Our Minds

Popular Culture in Australia Since 1945

Paperback Published: 1st July 2009
ISBN: 9780868406626
Number Of Pages: 288

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From jitterbugging and "Big Brother" to the introduction of television and the rise of file-sharing, this study explores the ways in which popular culture has developed and changed in Australia from the end of World War II to today. In order to understand the massive social and cultural changes that have taken place Down Under, popular culture is examined through three main lenses: consumerism and the development of a mass consumer society, the impact of technological change, and the ways in which popular culture contributes to and articulates individual and collective identities. Providing the first integrated account of Australian post-war culture, this reference analyzes film, television, sports, music, and leisure in relation to each other rather than as stand-alone cultural forms.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Popular culture and family life in the postwar yearsp. 14
The rise of youth culturesp. 44
Did the sixties 'swing' in Australia?p. 74
New voices, old themesp. 108
Imagining the nationalp. 143
No place like home?p. 185
Afterword: Popular culture and the pastp. 217
Notesp. 229
Select bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 266
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ISBN: 9780868406626
ISBN-10: 0868406627
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st July 2009
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.386

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