American Culture in the 1980s

Front Cover
Edinburgh University Press, Mar 12, 2007 - History - 248 pages
0 Reviews
This book looks beyond the common label of 'Ronald Reagan's America' to chart the complex intersection of cultures in the 1980s. In doing so it provides an insightful account of the major cultural forms of 1980s America - literature and drama; film and television; music and performance; art and photography - and influential texts and trends of the decade: from White Noise to Wall Street, from Silicon Valley to MTV, and from Madonna to Cindy Sherman. A focused chapter considers the changing dynamics of American culture in an increasingly globalised marketplace.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction The Intellectual Context
1
Chapter 1 Fiction and Poetry
37
Chapter 2 Art and Photography
63
Chapter 3 Film and Television
89
Chapter 4 Music and Performance
123
Chapter 5 American Culture and Globalization
153
Conclusion The Cultural Legacy of the 1980s
179
Notes
185
Bibliography
197
Index
221
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Graham Thompson is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham

Bibliographic information