American Culture in the 1950s

American Culture in the 1950s

eBook - 2007
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This book provides a stimulating account of the dominant cultural forms of 1950s America: fiction and poetry; theatre and performance; film and television; music and radio; and the visual arts. Through detailed commentary and focused case studies of influential texts and events from Invisible Man to West Side Story, from Disneyland to the Seattle Worlds Fair, from Rear Window to The Americans the book examines the way in which modernism and the cold war offer two frames of reference for understanding the trajectory of postwar culture. The two core aims of this volume are to chart the chan.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, Ă2007
ISBN: 9780748628902
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 313 pages) : illustrations


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