Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular by Michael D. Dwyer

By Michael D. Dwyer

in the course of the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, Hollywood studios and list businesses churned out motion pictures, albums, tune movies and promotional fabrics that sought to recapture, revise, and re-imagine the 1950s.

Breaking from dominant knowledge that casts the craze as totally outlined by means of Ronald Reagan's politics or the increase of postmodernism, Back to the Fifties unearths how Fifties nostalgia from 1973 to 1988 used to be used by various audiences for various and infrequently competing agendas. movies from American Graffiti to Hairspray and renowned song from Sha Na Na to Michael Jackson formed - and have been formed by way of - the complicated social, political and cultural stipulations of the Reagan period. by means of heavily interpreting the ways in which "the Fifties" was once remade and recalled, Back to the Fifties explores how cultural stories have been fostered for a new release of youngsters educated by means of pop culture to rewind, list, recycle and replay.

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