The OTHER FIFTIES

The OTHER FIFTIES : INTERROGATING MIDCENTURY AMERICAN ICONS

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 544.31g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252065743
  • 9780252065743
  • 2,019,095

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From the Edsel to Eisenhower, from Mau Mau to Doris Day, and form Ayn Rand to Elvis, contributors to The Other Fifties topple the decade's already weakened image as a time of unprecedented peace, prosperity, and conformity.show more

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"These invigorating and original discussions make it clear: the 1950s are a decade that no one really knows." -- George Lipsitz, author of Rainbow at Midnight. "Foreman and his contributors see a time when there were many examples of subversive thoughts and behaviors. [They] look at cracks in mainstream culture, television, film and gender, and literary studies... Thought provoking." -- Choiceshow more

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