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The Resource Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties, Ralph G. Giordano ; With Essay Contributions by Matthew R. Giordano, Jeff Benjamin, and Omar Swartz

Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties, Ralph G. Giordano ; With Essay Contributions by Matthew R. Giordano, Jeff Benjamin, and Omar Swartz

Label
Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties
Title
Pop Goes the Decade
Title remainder
the Fifties
Statement of responsibility
Ralph G. Giordano ; With Essay Contributions by Matthew R. Giordano, Jeff Benjamin, and Omar Swartz
Title variation
Fifties
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture. On the surface, the 1950s was a time of post-war prosperity and abundance. However, in spite of a relaxation of immigration policies, the "good life" in the 50s was mainly confined to white non-ethnic Americans. A new Cold War with the Soviet Union intended to contain the threat of Communism, and the resulting red scare tinged the experience of all U.S. citizens during the decade. This book examines the key trends, people, and movements of the 1950s and inspects them within a larger cultural and social context. By highlighting controversies in the decade, readers will gain a better understanding of the social values and thinking of the time. The examination of the individuals who influenced American culture in the 1950s enables students to gauge the tension between established norms of conformity and those figures that used pop culture as a broad avenue for change--either intentionally, or by accident."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giordano, Ralph G
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.G556 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pop goes the decade
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Manners and customs
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Label
Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties, Ralph G. Giordano ; With Essay Contributions by Matthew R. Giordano, Jeff Benjamin, and Omar Swartz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline -- Background and introduction -- Exploring popular culture -- Film -- Television -- Technology -- Music -- Literature -- Sports -- Art and architecture -- Fashion -- Media and advertising -- Controversies -- Game changers -- Legacy
Control code
ocn952789403
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxvi, 360 pages
Isbn
9781440844713
Lccn
2016048960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952789403
Label
Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties, Ralph G. Giordano ; With Essay Contributions by Matthew R. Giordano, Jeff Benjamin, and Omar Swartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline -- Background and introduction -- Exploring popular culture -- Film -- Television -- Technology -- Music -- Literature -- Sports -- Art and architecture -- Fashion -- Media and advertising -- Controversies -- Game changers -- Legacy
Control code
ocn952789403
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxvi, 360 pages
Isbn
9781440844713
Lccn
2016048960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952789403

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