Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties - Oxford Music/Media Series (Hardback)
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Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties - Oxford Music/Media Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 20/08/2015
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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Hollywood studios and record companies churned out films, albums, music videos and promotional materials that sought to recapture, revise, and re-imagine the 1950s. Breaking from the dominant wisdom that casts the trend as wholly defined by Ronald Reagan's politics or the rise of postmodernism, Back to the Fifties reveals how Fifties nostalgia from 1973 to 1988 was utilized by a range of audiences for diverse and often competing agendas. Films from American Graffiti to Hairspray and popular music from Sha Na Na to Michael Jackson shaped-and was shaped by-the complex social, political and cultural conditions of the Reagan Era. By closely examining the ways that "the Fifties" were remade and recalled, Back to the Fifties explores how cultural memory is shaped for a generation of teenagers trained by popular culture to rewind, record, recycle and replay.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199356836
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 237 x 163 x 18 mm


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"A vital and innovative book that accomplishes the critical task of evolving our conceptions of nostalgia, the Fifties, and the Reagan Era itself through richly detailed analyses of landmark films, soundtracks, music videos, performers, and star legacies. Dwyer's text is accessible, thoroughly compelling, and deftly attuned to the complexities of popular culture and the nuances of our relationship with its history and expressions."--Christine Sprengler, author of Screening Nostalgia, Western University


"Dwyer's examination of the '70s and '80s re-appropriation of an idealized Fifties proves a fascinating read, one which finds a number of parallels between the political climate of the era and the pop cultural landscape."--PopMatters


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