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By Michael D. Dwyer

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

Breaking from dominant knowledge that casts the fad as utterly 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 track from Sha Na Na to Michael Jackson formed - and have been formed by way of - the advanced social, political and cultural stipulations of the Reagan period. through heavily interpreting the ways in which "the Fifties" used to be remade and recalled, Back to the Fifties explores how cultural thoughts have been fostered for a iteration of young ones expert by means of pop culture to rewind, checklist, recycle and replay.

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