Books on why 80s nostalgia is especially prevalent in our society compared to other eras?
>>17280619Because 80s kids are main group making media. Soon it will be 90s nostalgia. you dont need a book for this
>>17280619Why do you think that movies like Grease were made?
>>17280619Idk but it's fucking cringe. Fuck boomers
>>1728067280s nostolgia from gen-x and early millenials not boomers, 60s glamorization shit is from boomers
>>17280619Huge innovations in film and video game technology. TVs were at their peak ubiquity in the west. new young directors (Spielberg, Lucas) made iconic films. Generally the peak of the new Hollywood era of cinema. I was going to say there was a lot of material wealth back then too, but I remembered that there was that whole opec crisis
>>17280695Everyone over 20 is a boomer
>>17280619Teenagers are rebelling against their parents by adopting qualities of what their parents rebelled against. Pretty simple and a normal part of modern life.
>>17280703In this type of multi-generational discussion, it's important to chuck meme usages in favor of the real terms. Boomer means baby boomer, which refers to people born between 1946 and 1964. Generation X is effectively 1965-1980, older millenials are effectively 1981-2000, and generation Z (zoomers) are 2001-present. The fact that the late 70s/80s straddles the periods of youth for the middle two cohorts explains the enduring meme nostalgia for the 80s.
>>17280619The Medium is the Massage, Understanding Media>We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.
>>17280757Gen Z is 97-2012
>>17280799Sure, that's fine, I was only spitballing anyway. Between the two younger gens, the big splits are: living memory before the internet, and 9/11.
>>17280619Mark fisher's Capitalist realism specifically discusses this
>>17280619Probably with all the new films or tv series having an 80s aesthetic
>>17280763if we're marchin backwards why are we looking in the rear view at our past? wouldnt we be looking at it through the windshield?why do we have a rear view mirror if we're marching btw. kind of a confused metaphor. bullshit desu.
>>17280695Pretty much. >>17280757It should be emphasized that not only are the boundaries hazier than that, some of the demarcations to the classic list of age brackets are off-target culturally. When I think of typical boomers I always imagine someone who was in their late teens/early 20s when Woodstock and all that hippie shit peaked, or entered college or the work force before the economy took a dump just before the start of the 80s, prison population commenced its steep climb, and the rust of the rust belt began to set in. I picture the classic mid-boomer more like someone who listened to "Smoke On The Water" or "Radar Love" on the radio while drag-racing a late 50s Chevy they souped up after their dad was done with it. A classic early gen-Xer is someone who slacked their way to community college in their dad's as-is '72 Buick Electra to a cassette compilation including The Art Of Noise's "Close To The Edit" and Mann Parrish's "Hip-Hop Bee-Bop". At least this is my experience.
>>17282626Sounds more like your imagination desu, all that hyper-specific music stuff. You're right that the boundaries are soft though, and shouldn't be taken as hard-and-fast except when convenient for demographic discussion.
it is all cyclical. for example all the based 70s nostalgia in the 90suwu why is he so cute
>>17280703Do you actually mean this unironically?You do know that the term has been twisted by the internet over the past 5 years right?A boomer is anyone who was born just in time to take advantage of the economic boom created by their parents after ww2.So a boomer is usually someone who is 60+ who was born in the 50/60s and got shit like houses, education and other necessities ten times cheaper than they are today (also accounting for inflation).
>>17280625It's been 80s nostalgia since 2000, and 90s nostalgia already took place in the 2010s, they're already feeling 2000s nostalgia, but still barely, the point with OP's observation is that 80s nostalgia actually continued alongside 90s nostalgia and ended up lasting 20 years and is still going.>>17280619Probably Fisher or something on hauntology.
Authentic life essentially ended after the internet.
>>17283212This actually. Culture is dead.
>>17283212yeah, because passing information among humans is unnatural and inauthentic and all
>>1728069560s music + man on the moon is a powerful combo