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Platforms: A Microwaved Cultural Chronocle of the 1970s

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A history of the lost years of the 1970s, the Decade that Taste Forgot, captures all the turbulence, inconsistencies, hedonism, and serious social action of the much-maligned years that connected the idealistic 1960s and the greedy 1980s. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Paperback, 182 pages
Published April 7th 1994 by St Martins Press (first published April 1994)
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robert
Oct 18, 2011 robert rated it it was amazing
Lots of fascinating insights here that are still relevant. Some examples:

1. After Kent State the TV show Mod Squad had an episode on campus violence, but of course, the students did the killing, not the government. In popular culture the peace movement was perceived as violent.

2. The disco backlash was elitism: "Where once rock had been an alternative form of high culture, disco seemed commercialized, crass, and, let's admit it, lower class."

3. Charlie's Angels brought "the sensibility of porn
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Oct 05, 2016 Kevin rated it liked it
I didn't remember it as this bad, probably because I was only a kid and didn't notice a lot of the awful quirks of the 70's.
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Pagan Kennedy is a regular contributor to the New York Times and author of eleven books. A biography titled Black Livingstone made the NewYork Times Notable list and earned Massachusetts Book Award honors. She also has been the recipient of a Barnes and Noble Discover Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Smithsonian Fellowship for science writing. Visit her online ...more
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