By Michael D. Dwyer

in the course of the Nineteen Seventies and 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 rage 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 various audiences for varied and sometimes competing agendas. motion pictures from American Graffiti to Hairspray and renowned track from Sha Na Na to Michael Jackson formed - and have been formed via - the advanced social, political and cultural stipulations of the Reagan period. by way of heavily studying 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 new release of childrens informed via pop culture to rewind, list, recycle and replay.

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