The Seventies Now: Culture as Surveillance
Most would agree that American culture changed dramatically from the 1960s to the 1980s. Yet the 1970s, the decade “in between,” is still somehow thought of as a cultural wasteland. In The Seventies Now Stephen Paul Miller debunks this notion by examining a wide range of political and cultural phenomena—from the long shadow cast by Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal t...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 6th 1999 by Duke University Press Books
(first published April 15th 1999)
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Weird, interdisciplinary, almost lyrical meditation on the 1970's, especially Ashbery's Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror, Jasper Johns' crosshatch paintings, and Watergate. I like the Stephen Paul Miller in this book better than the Foucault he uses.