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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.