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Author Forster, Douglas E., author

Title Deconstructing Reaganism : an analysis of American fantasy films / by Douglas E. Forster
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014
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Summary As in so many other areas of American society, the political legacy of Ronald Reagan had an imposing presence in many contemporary American films, particularly between 1980 and 2000. Six films, which collectively represent the spectrum of Reaganism's most popular tropes, demonstrate quite compellingly that in celebrating nostalgically the blissful pleasantries of family stability and social order so essential to Reagan's political philosophy, an unsettling and unsatisfying mythology has been .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Reagan, Ronald -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Political aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306858747 (ebk)
1443860778 (electronic bk.)
9781306858748 (ebk)
9781443860772 (electronic bk.)