The 1980s American Popular Culture Through History

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Greenwood #ad - After a decade of war, advances in civil rights, and disco, disillusionment of the government, Americans became status seekers and shopaholics and the Me generation was born. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading and a subject index.

From boy george to madonna, and workout clothes to shoulder pads, metal heads to valley girls, many pushed the boundaries of what was was conventional. Twelve narrative chapters describe the decade of decedence and its impact on popular culture including: the AIDS epidemic, the Rubik's Cube, preppies, Miami Vice, E.

The 1980s American Popular Culture Through History #ad - T. Hair bands, ronald reagan, stephen king, rap music, music videos, the shuttle challenger explosion, Roseanne, the advent of the personal computer, Michael Jackson, the power suit, malls, and The Cosby Show, Less Than Zero, Cheers, Pac-Man, Bonfire of the Vanities, among many others. Chapters on everyday america and the world of Youth describe the important changes in American society, to latch-key kids, from Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs, to Black Monday.

. The following ten chapters explore the many aspects of popular culture-everything from advertising to fashion, literature to music, travel to the visual arts-that influenced Americans in the eighties. The eighties are seen by many as a time of excess and extremes.

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New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - Used book in Good Condition. From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, culture, as told through hundreds of handselected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.

There is no better record of history than the archives of The New York Times. Now, to create one complete, compelling, by editor and Times writer William Grimes, more than 200 articles from the great decade of the 1980s are culled from these archives and carefully curated, historical and nostalgic collection.

Organized by sections such as politics, business, and more, arts & entertainment, science & health, sports, food, obituaries, The Times of the Eighties covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1980s. Robertson, Thomas L. Friedman, paul goldberger, Clyde Haberman, Linda Greenhouse, Bill Keller, Francis X.

. Articles include coverage of historic events like wall street's "black monday, the human genome project, Ted Turner's establishment of CNN, the Cabbage Patch doll craze, Tiananmen Square, the collapse of communism, " the Iran-Contra scandal, and the introduction of the personal computer by IBM; cultural highlights like the launch of MTV, the Challenger disaster, reviews of movies like E.

New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade #ad - T. Bill cosby, raging bull, u2, pete rose, blondie, terminator, princess diana, Wham, and features on musicians like Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, Ronald Reagan, and more; plus pieces on personalities like Mikhail Gorbachev, and Tootsie, Margaret Thatcher, and more. The stories are penned by well-known times writers like William Safire, Russell Baker, Serge Schmemann, Anna Quindlen, Frank Rich, Nan C.

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A Cultural History of the United States Through the Decades: The 1980s

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Lucent Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Reagan cuts taxes and holds a hard line with the Soviet Union, which ultimately collapses, ending the cold war. Americans overcome their disillusionment with the presidency and a stagnating economy by electing Ronald Reagan, who promises a better America.

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Living in the Eighties Viewpoints on American Culture

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Oxford University Press #ad - Some see the 1980s as a golden age, reoriented american politics, a "Morning in America" when Ronald Reagan revived America's economy, and restored Americans' faith in their country and in themselves. The volume features work by reagan critics and reagan fans including one of President Reagan's closest aides, Ed Meese, those who think it was a glorious time, by historians who think the 1980s were a disastrous time, and those who see both the blessings and the curses of the decade.

Their essays examine everything from multiculturalism, and Reaganomics, to music culture, Southern conservatism, AIDS, religion, crime, and the city. This multifaceted exploration of the 1980s brings together a variety of voices from different political persuasions, generations, and vantage points. A complex, thoughtful account of a watershed in our recent history, this volume will engage anyone interested in this pivotal decade.

Living in the Eighties Viewpoints on American Culture #ad - Others see the 1980s as a new "gilded Age, " an era that was selfish, divisive, greedy, glitzy, superficial, and destructive. Used book in Good Condition.

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The 1990s American Popular Culture Through History

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Greenwood #ad - Bands such as nirvana and Pearl Jam spread the Seattle rock scene across America. Meanwhile, corporate america pressed onward in its never-ending search for high ratings, giant profits, and more bang for its buck. The twelve narrative chapters in this book depict the United States as brought to you by Generation X―a culture busting out in new and unforeseen ways.

Alternative subcultures gained unprecedented exposure, gansta rap, hip-hop fashion, extreme sports, manifest in such phenomena as grunge music, raves, and the art of Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano. Ethnic minorities, youth culture, and homosexual society all achieved larger roles in shaping the American identity.

The 1990s American Popular Culture Through History #ad - The volume also includes chapter bibliographies, a timeline, cost comparisons, and lists of suggested further reading. The last decade of the millennium was, in many ways, the most diverse and fascinating in the history of American culture. Used book in Good Condition. Twin peaks, the x-files, and The Phantom Menace brought science fiction to the mainstream.

. And even coffeehouse culture went mainstream with the proliferation of the Starbucks chain.

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The 1960s: American Popular Culture Through History

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Greenwood #ad - Individual chapters explore various aspects of popular culture, literature, music, fashion, including advertising, visual arts, and travel. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index. Iconoclasts such as muhammad ali, jimi hendrix, joe namath, bob dylan, and andy Warhol brought color and controversy to this tumultuous decade, Ralph Nader, while cultural events such as the Stonewall March, The Graduate, and the Monterey Pop Festival provided indelible images of a bellwether time in American society.

Individual chapters explore various aspects of popular culture, literature, music, visual arts, including advertising, fashion, and travel. This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index.

The 1960s: American Popular Culture Through History #ad - . Whether it was beatlemania, bell-bottoms, or bumper stickers, the cultural contributions of the 60s showed that the times were definitely a-changin'. Used book in Good Condition. This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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The 1970s American Popular Culture Through History

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Greenwood #ad - It was the me decade, the arts, film, a reaction against 60s radicalism reflected in fashion, and music. Used book in Good Condition. Whether it was the boom of environmentalism or the bust of the Nixon administration and public life as we knew it, the era represented a profound shift in American society and culture.

The fresh anguish of the vietnam war, and the oil embargo all contributed to an era of social movements, political mistrust, the disillusionment of Watergate, and not surprisingly, the recession, rich cultural diversity. It was also the decade of disco: who can forget the image of john travolta as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever decked out in a three-piece white leisure suit with his shirt collar open, his hand points towards the heavens as the lighted disco floor glares defiantly below him? While the turbulent decade ushered in Ms.

The 1970s American Popular Culture Through History #ad - Songs of the ramones, the sex pistols, and Patti Smith brought the aggressive punk-rock music into the mainstream, introducing teenagers to rebellious punk fashions. Few conventions were left unchallenged in the 1970s as Americans witnessed a decade of sweeping social, economic, cultural, and political upheavals.

. Magazine, and granola, mood rings, stephen king horror novels, it was also the decade in which over 25 million video game systems made their way into our homes, Studio 54, allowing Asteroids and Pac-Man games to be played out on televisions in living rooms throughout the country.

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The 1940s American Popular Culture Through History

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Greenwood #ad - History. The greatest generation saw, and helped, America change forever. Twelve narrative chapters chronicle the nation's survival during wartime and its path toward unforeseen cultural shifts in the years ahead. Used book in Good Condition. The nation went to war in both Europe and Asia; meanwhile, the American population shifted from being largely rural to predominantly urban.

Twelve narrative chapters chronicle the nation's survival during wartime and its path toward unforeseen cultural shifts in the years ahead. Included are chapter bibliographies, a timeline, a cost comparison, and a suggested reading list for students. The 1940s saw the emergence of such phenomena as television, Levittown housing, pre-packaged foods, Christian Dior's New Look, comic-book superheroes, the original swing music, and the first Beatniks.

The 1940s American Popular Culture Through History #ad - Robert sickels captures the many ways in which the nation's popular culture grew and evolved. Included are chapter bibliographies, a cost comparison, a timeline, and a suggested reading list for students. This latest addition to greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable contribution to the study of American popular culture.

The 1940s were like no other time in U. S. This latest addition to greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable contribution to the study of American popular culture.

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The 80's 20th Century Pop Culture

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Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies

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Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book #ad - Like few other eras in movie history, the '80s teen movies has endured and gotten better with time. From the fictional towns of hill valley, il, and shermer, nc, to the beautiful landscapes of the “Goondocks” in Astoria and the “time of your life” dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, '80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen and in the hearts of fans, CA, but on the landscape of America itself.

In brat pack america, kevin smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies. Including interviews with actors, and chock full of interesting facts about your favorite '80s movies, and directors of the era, writers, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan.

Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies #ad - Smokler went to goonies day in astoria, and deeply explored every nook and cranny of the movies we all know and love, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA, OR, and it shows. Used book in Good Condition. Rare bird Books a Vireo Book.

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Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of that Decadent Decade

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - The 80s revival starts here!the 80s ended only a few years ago, but already the days of Dynasty, skinny ties, and Valley Girls beckon. Rare bird Books a Vireo Book. In totally awesome 80s, matthew Rettenmund drops the touchy-feely 90s and dredges up the garish, glorious 80s. Used book in Good Condition. To porky's, moonlighting to The Cosby Show, and much more.

Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of that Decadent Decade #ad - Deliciously wicked and unnervingly hip, Totally Awesome 80s holds a mirror up to that indulgent decade and lets us laugh at the all-too-familiar reflection. He's captured it all, parachute pants to Members Only jackets, from Culture Club to Men at Work, E. T.

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