Media histories of the 1980s and 1990s

Jesper Verhoef* (Editor), Tom Slootweg (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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This special issue aims to spur a concerted effort to explore the media landscapes of the 1980s and 1990s and elevate these decades to a prominent position on our research agenda. Dubbed the 'wonder years,' this period saw the integration of technologies like Teletext, the Walkman, the fax, and answering machines into daily life. Additionally, it was a time of significant societal change, with the rise of neoliberalism being a notable example. Despite the potential of media to provide insights into these developments, there has been a lack of attention to this era in existing media-historical studies. Therefore, this special issue serves as an intervention, aiming to encourage much-needed research into media histories of the eighties and nineties.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTMG Journal for Media History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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