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Popular Culture: 1940-1959

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What was "skiffle"? How did technology impact the look and design of everyday things during these years? Disney and drive-in theaters, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe, this is the era where popular culture really comes into its own! It's also the era where a TV set might find its home in the living room of an average family. Find out how fashion, music, and movies changed and developed after WWII, and how the Cold War also had an influence.

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Overview

What was "skiffle"? How did technology impact the look and design of everyday things during these years? Disney and drive-in theaters, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe, this is the era where popular culture really comes into its own! It's also the era where a TV set might find its home in the living room of an average family. Find out how fashion, music, and movies changed and developed after WWII, and how the Cold War also had an influence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410946300
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: A History of Popular Culture Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 593,720
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.
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Table of Contents

What Is Popular Culture? 4

Culture in the Shadow of War 6

Going to the Movies 10

Home Entertainment 18

Music 24

Design and Clothes 34

The Printed Word 40

The Birth of the Teenager? 46

Changing Times 50

What Did the 1940s and 1950s Do for Us? 52

Timeline 54

Best of the Era 56

Notes on Sources 58

Find Out More 60

Glossary 62

Index 64

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