Graham Thompson's American Culture in the 1980s (Twentieth Century American PDF

By Graham Thompson

ISBN-10: 0748619097

ISBN-13: 9780748619092

ISBN-10: 0748619100

ISBN-13: 9780748619108

ISBN-10: 0748628959

ISBN-13: 9780748628957

This publication appears to be like past the typical label of 'Ronald Reagan's the United States' to chart the complicated intersection of cultures within the Eighties. In doing so it offers an insightful account of the foremost cultural kinds of Eighties America—literature and drama; movie and tv; tune and function; artwork and photography—and influential texts and tendencies of the last decade: from White Noise to Wall road, from Silicon Valley to MTV, and from Madonna to Cindy Sherman. A concentrated bankruptcy considers the altering dynamics of yank tradition in an more and more globalised marketplace.Key positive aspects: * targeted case reports that includes key texts, genres, writers, artists and cultural traits* specific chronology of Eighties American tradition* Bibliographies for every bankruptcy* Twelve black and white illustrations

Show description

Read Online or Download American Culture in the 1980s (Twentieth Century American Culture S.) PDF

Best american studies books

The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black - download pdf or read online

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr. , was once a musician, author, hotelier, and the 1st black bandmaster of the U.S. army. Born within the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U. S. army in 1917. even supposing naval coverage on the time constrained blacks to menial jobs, Adams and his all-black ensemble supplied a bridge among the neighborhood inhabitants and their all-white naval directors.

Download e-book for iPad: The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States by Don E., the late Fehrenbacher, Ward M. McAfee

Many prime historians have argued that the structure of the us used to be a proslavery record. yet within the Slaveholding Republic, one in every of America's most outstanding historians refutes this declare in a landmark historical past that stretches from the Continental Congress to the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.

American dreams - download pdf or read online

America's grasp storyteller first brought readers to the Crown kin in "Homeland. " because the moment iteration comes of age, the Crowns attempt to discover their position in a turbulent the United States on the sunrise of a brand new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the glamour of younger Hollywood to the bold heights of early aviation, theirs is a narrative of ardour and experience, glory and ambition.

Additional resources for American Culture in the 1980s (Twentieth Century American Culture S.)

Sample text

In February 1988 Swaggart went on air to tearfully confess his sin. The huge sums of money raised by corporate televangelists, the correspondingly opulent lifestyles they led and their pious moral statements all meant they were often subject to accusations of financial irregularity and hypocrisy. Over the course of the 1980s the reputation of the visible religious Right foundered, even if it continued to be potent at grass roots level. 17 18 American Culture in the 1980s At certain moments during the early to mid-1980s the coalition between the Christian New Right and Republican and right-wing conservative politicians was powerful enough to carry through a conservative social and moral agenda.

The 1980s had all of these things. Leading up to the 1980s, US stock trading was in a state of depression. Like the rest of the US economy there was little optimism and, in an economy where inflation was at historically high levels, the incentives for investment were limited. Several key developments led to a turnaround in this situation and the implementation of supplyside economic principles was at the heart of this change. 14 Volcker was charged with the task of reducing inflation and set about it by following the supply-side principle of decreasing the Federal Reserve’s money supply, increasing interests rates and reducing lending.

Through the figure of the aptly-named Gordon Gekko, Oliver Stone’s film Wall Street (1987) depicted the quick-moving and predatory nature of financial capital in the 1980s and tried to show the damaging impact on the jobs and lives of the people who worked for companies at the heart of the mergers and acquisitions frenzy. This cultural critique became all the more apposite following the stock market crash of October 1987 and a series of high-profile scandals that undermined public confidence in the opaque world of financial dealing.

Download PDF sample

American Culture in the 1980s (Twentieth Century American Culture S.) by Graham Thompson

by Donald

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 47 votes