By Michael D. Dwyer

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

Breaking from dominant knowledge that casts the fashion as entirely outlined by way 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 quite a number audiences for various and infrequently competing agendas. movies from American Graffiti to Hairspray and well known tune from Sha Na Na to Michael Jackson formed - and have been formed via - the advanced social, political and cultural stipulations of the Reagan period. via heavily reading the ways in which "the Fifties" was once remade and recalled, Back to the Fifties explores how cultural stories have been fostered for a new release of young ones informed by means of pop culture to rewind, list, recycle and replay.

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