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It came from the 1950s! : popular culture, popular anxieties

It came from the 1950s! : popular culture, popular anxieties / edited by Darryl Jones, Elizabeth McCarthy, and Bernice M. Murphy.
9780230272217 (hardback)
0230272215 (hardback)
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Physical Description
xiv, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"It came from the 1950s is an eclectic, witty, 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. The essays explore the emergence of "Hammer Horror" and the company's groundbreaking 1958 adaptation of Dracula; the work of popular authors such as Shirley Jackson and Robert Bloch, and the effect that 50s food advertisements had upon the poetry of Sylvia Plath; the place of special effects in the decade's science fiction films; and 1950s Anglo-American relations as refracted through the prism of the 1957 film Night of the Demon"--Provided by publisher.
Added to Catalog
January 10, 2012
Includes biblliographical references, filmography and index.
A-Bombs, B-Pictures and C-Cups / D.J. Skal
"It's in the trees! It's coming!" : Night of the Demon and the Decline and Fall of the British Empire / D. Jones
Mutants and Monsters / K. Newman
"Don't Dare See It Alone!" : The Fifties Hammer Invasion / W. Kinsey
Genre, Special Effects, and Authorship in the Critical Reception of Science Fiction Film and Television during the 1950s / M. Jancovich & D. Johnston
Hammer's Dracula / C. Frayling
Fast Cars and Bullet Bras : The Image of the Female Juvenile Delinquent in 1950s America / E. McCarthy
A Search for the Father-Image : Masculine Anxiety in Robert Bloch's 1950s Fiction / K. Corstorphine
"Reading her Difficult Riddle" : Shirley Jackson and late 1950s' Anthropology / D. Downey
"At My Cooking I Feel It Looking" : Food, Domestic Fantasies, and Consumer Anxiety in Sylvia Plath's Writing / L. Piatti-Farnell
All that Zombies Allow : Re-Imagining the Fifties in Far From Heaven and Fido / B.M. Murphy

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