‘Sticking it to the Man: Revolution and Counter Culture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950-1980’

Sticking It to the Man tracks the changing politics and culture of the period and how it was reflected in pulp and popular fiction in the US, UK, and Australia from the late 1950s onward. From Civil Rights and Black Power to the New Left and Gay Liberation, the 1960s and 1970s saw a host of movements shake the status quo. With social strictures and political structures challenged at every level, pulp and popular fiction could hardly remain unaffected. Feminist, gay, and black authors broke into areas of crime, porn, and other paperback genres previously dominated by conservative, straight, white males. For their part, pulp hacks struck back with bizarre takes on the revolutionary times, creating vigilante-driven fiction that echoed the Nixonian backlash and the coming conservatism of Thatcherism and Reaganism.
The book features more than three hundred full-colour covers, as well as in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, articles, and reviews from more than 30 popular culture critics and scholars. The wrap around cover is attached to this email.
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