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Pop Goes the Decade The Eighties - (Pop Goes the Decade) by Thomas Harrison (Hardcover)

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This illustrated reference on popular culture in the 1980s is for general readers and students in high school and up. The book begins with a timeline, followed by an introduction surveying the reasons for increasing apathy and pessimism during the decade. Background is given on key events and popular culture of the 1960s and 1970s, in areas such as women’s right, politics, music, and drug use. The bulk of the book consists of chapters dedicated to 10 areas, including TV, sports, music, film, literature, technology, and visual arts. A chapter on controversies looks at debates surrounding areas such as HIV, recreational drugs, product tampering, and race. A chapter on game changers profiles influential figures such as Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Tyson, and Steven Spielberg). The final chapter evaluates the legacy of 1980s in teen culture, music, sports, TV, film technology, horror movies, and home technology. The book contains b&w photos and film stills. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 283.0
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: History, Civilization
Series Title: Pop Goes the Decade
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Thomas Harrison
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2017
TCIN: 52220701
UPC: 9781440836664
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-7722

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