American Culture in the 1970s

American Culture in the 1970s

by Will Kaufman
     
 

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The 1970s was one of the most culturally vibrant periods in American history. This book discusses the dominant cultural forms of the 1970s - fiction and poetry; television and drama; film and visual culture; popular music and style; public space and spectacle - and the decade's most influential practitioners and texts: from Toni Morrison to All in the Family,

Overview

The 1970s was one of the most culturally vibrant periods in American history. This book discusses the dominant cultural forms of the 1970s - fiction and poetry; television and drama; film and visual culture; popular music and style; public space and spectacle - and the decade's most influential practitioners and texts: from Toni Morrison to All in the Family, from Diane Arbus to Bruce Springsteen, from M.A.S.H. to Taxi Driver and from disco divas to Vietnam protesters. In response to those who consider the seventies the time of disco, polyester and narcissism, this book rewrites the critical engagement with one of America's most misunderstood decades.

Editorial Reviews

H-1960s
Well assembled, clearly written, and enjoyable to read.

— Nicole Frisone

H-1960s - Nicole Frisone
Well assembled, clearly written, and enjoyable to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748621439
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
Twentieth-Century American Culture Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Will Kaufman is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire.

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