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By Michael D. Dwyer

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

Breaking from dominant knowledge that casts the fad as thoroughly outlined through 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 more than a few audiences for varied and infrequently competing agendas. movies from American Graffiti to Hairspray and renowned tune 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 way of heavily studying the ways in which "the Fifties" was once remade and recalled, Back to the Fifties explores how cultural thoughts have been fostered for a new release of youngsters knowledgeable through pop culture to rewind, checklist, recycle and replay.

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