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Subject: The 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s...

Written By: SarahJane87 on 02/11/06 at 9:49 pm

Do you guys see any similarities in the three decades? I'll give my input on this later, but I want to see what you guys think. :)

Subject: Re: The 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s...

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/11/06 at 10:02 pm

They were pretty similar, but more the 1920s to the 1980s and the 1950s to the 1890s than the 1920s to the 1950s, etc. All were postwar baby booms of prosperity and subtle social change with thriving underground scenes and individual ideas that exploded over the next few decades and remained extremely influential. All were also political shifts from previous decades. I think the 2010s might be similar to the '50s, lots of Generation Yers settling down and having babies and buying suburban houses and there being sort of a revival of liberal politics in a very complacent way, with economic prosperity partially due to adapting manufacturing and other industries to outsourcing, etc. But there will be a thriving underground scene that might explode into some sort of cultural revolution in the 2020s. All had nascent underground groups of "lost generations" lost under a dominant group ready to cause change. Our generation of people born between say the late 1970s and the early 1990s in North America is just destined to become a pretty establishment group by and large. I wouldn't be surprised if Generation Zers and whoever comes after them won't be spouting rhetoric that is basically a new version of don't trust anyone over thirty, the point in 2024 not to trust anybody born before 1994. Especially if the every third or every sixth decade or whatever goes right.

Subject: Re: The 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s...

Written By: SarahJane87 on 02/11/06 at 10:15 pm

It does seem like the 1920s are pretty well forgotten by now. It does seem to be the 50s, the 60s, the 70s, and the 80s that people get nostalgic over - not the 30s and 40s su much. It's hard to imagine that people in the 2020s would get nostalgic over the 2000s, though.

Subject: Re: The 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s...

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/11/06 at 10:19 pm

Well, my grandma gets nostalgic for the 1940s, she was a teenager then. It was sort of a great decade, actually, with the US becoming the top nation in the world. That, and it was the beginning of more racial and women's rights hopes in the aftermath of WWII. And swing and jazz were really good then, and the movies were amazing.

Sarah Jane, you know our generation...I think we'll be nostalgic for the 00s but nobody else will be...this is a HORRIBLE decade.

Subject: Re: The 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s...

Written By: Slater on 02/12/06 at 11:42 am

In the 70's it seemed that everyone was nostalgic for the '50's (remember "Happy Days"," Laverne & Shirley", "Grease", etc.?). Here in the 00's there seems to be quite a lot of '80's nostalgia going on. The 90's were, well, rather unremarkable in that (in my view) there was no signature or trademark that readily defined them. I'm probably missing something obvious, but that's my quick take on it all.

Subject: Re: The 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s...

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/12/06 at 12:04 pm

People in the '90s were pretty nostalgic for the '70s. Look at Boogie Nights, Dazed and Confused, That '70s Show. The '80s was portrayed as negative and stupid without the cheesy-cool factor it has now until like 2002. I think '90s nostalgia is set to come back in the 2010s. Alot of it will sort of be a movement away from the more "refined", "hip" 2000s styles and returning to '90s stuff like grungy fashion, logo shirts, piercings, tattoos, '90s-style rap, etc. And also styles in TV and music, and general world outlook that has a more relaxed, fun, less overblown '90s feel.

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