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Giordano, Matthew R.

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Works: 1 works in 1 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
Genres: History 
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Most widely held works by Matthew R Giordano
Pop Goes the Decade : the Fifties by Ralph G Giordano( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
 
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