Eighties People: New Lives in the American Imagination by Kevin L. Ferguson

By Kevin L. Ferguson

via an exam of Nineteen Eighties the United States cultural texts and media, Kevin L. Ferguson examines how new kinds of members have been created with a view to deal with in a different way hidden cultural anxieties throughout the American Eighties. Exploring quite a few innovations for fashioning self-knowledge within the decade, this publication illuminates the hidden lives of surrogate moms, crack infants, folks with AIDS, yuppies, and brat packers. those probably easy stereotypes actually hid deeper cultural adjustments in matters in terms of race, category, and gender. via quite a number texts, Eighties humans exhibits how the regular analyzing of the Nineteen Eighties as a superficial interval of little significance disguises the decade's genuine primary: a fight for self-definition outdoors of the constrained set of thoughts given through postmodern theorizing.

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