Subverting Mainstream Narratives in the Reagan Era

Giving Power to the People

  • Ashley M. Donnelly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


Subverting Mainstream Narratives in the Reagan Era explores how artists, novelists, and directors were able to present narratives of strong dissent in popular culture during the Reagan Era. Using but subverting the tools of mainstream novels and films, these visionaries’ works were featured alongside other books in major bookstores and promoted alongside blockbusters in movie theatres across the country. Ashley M. Donnelly discusses how the artists accomplished this, why it is so important, and how new artists can use these techniques in today’s homogenous and mundane media.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ashley M. Donnelly
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  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsBall State UniversityMuncieUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76818-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76819-9
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