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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0748619100
ISBN-13: 9780748619108
Sku: 204876414
Publish Date: 9/1/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.25T
Pages:  236
Age Range:  26 to UP
 

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

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Looking beyond the common label of 'Ronald Reagan's America', this book charts the complex intersection of cultures in the 1980s. It also provides an account of the major cultural forms of 1980s America - literature and drama; film and television; music and performance; art and photography - and influential texts and trends of the decade.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   22
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0236
Product attributePublisher:   Edinburgh University Press
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