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It Came From the 1950s!

Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties

Authors: Jones, Darryl, McCarthy, Elizabeth, Murphy, Bernice

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An eclectic and insightful collection of essays predicated on the hypothesis that popular cultural documents provide unique insights into the concerns, anxieties and desires of their times. 1950s popular culture is analysed by leading scholars and critics such as Christopher Frayling, Mark Jancovich, Kim Newman and David J. Skal.

About the authors

KEVIN CORSTORPHINE Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, UK DARA DOWNEY IRCHSS Post-doctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING Rector and Professor of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art in London from 1996-2009, as well as a former Chairman of the Arts Council England, UK MARK JANCOVICH Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK DEREK JOHNSTON Ph.D. Graduate from the University of East Anglia, UK WAYNE KINSEY Consultant Histopathologist in Norwich and Lecturer at the University of East Anglia School of Medicine, UK KIM NEWMAN Novelist, critic and broadcaster LORNA PIATTI-FARNELL Lecturer in Cultural and Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology, Australia DAVID J. SKAL Author and Documentary Filmmaker

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'This collection by a range of leading scholars probes beneath the surface of 1950s American culture to examine the undercurrents of anxiety which the material prosperity of that decade was concealing. The resulting analysis of popular genres, particularly fiction and film, sheds fascinating new light on a period which is far more complex than we had imagined.' - David Seed, University of Liverpool, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jones, Darryl (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • A-Bombs, B-Pictures, and C-Cups

    Skal, David J.

    Pages 17-32

  • ‘It’s in the Trees! It’s Coming!’ Night of the Demon and the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

    Jones, Darryl

    Pages 33-54

  • Mutants and Monsters

    Newman, Kim

    Pages 55-71

  • ‘Don’t Dare See It Alone!’ The Fifties Hammer Invasion

    Kinsey, Wayne

    Pages 72-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
It Came From the 1950s!
Book Subtitle
Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33723-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230337237
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27221-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32307-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
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