The Futures of Nostalgia
The epilogue considers the persistence of the Re-Generation's Fifties fantasies in contemporary America. Considering a new wave of Eighties nostalgia in film, television, popular music, video games and online fan communities, the epilogue argues for the continued relevance of pop nostalgia visions of the Fifties in American consciousness. The comedy Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and the online mash-up video “Brokeback to the Future” serve as evidence for the contemporary impulse to both enthusiastically re-live and critically re-examine the cultural attitudes of the Reagan Era. The film and the viral video open up new potential readings for Back to the Future, and encourage viewers to engage with pop nostalgia’s construction of history with skepticism.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.