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

By Kevin L. Ferguson

via an exam of Eighties the USA cultural texts and media, Kevin L. Ferguson examines how new varieties of members have been created as a way to deal with differently hidden cultural anxieties in the course of the American Eighties. Exploring various innovations for fashioning self-knowledge within the decade, this ebook illuminates the hidden lives of surrogate moms, crack infants, people with AIDS, yuppies, and brat packers. those doubtless easy stereotypes actually hid deeper cultural adjustments in concerns when it comes to race, type, and gender. via a number texts, Eighties humans indicates how the regular interpreting of the Nineteen Eighties as a superficial interval of little significance disguises the decade's actual primary: a fight for self-definition outdoor of the restricted set of techniques given by way of postmodern theorizing.

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