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Mods, Minis, and Mad Men: Why We Still Love the 1960s

Feature Presentation

Living the Mod Life, Pittsburgh, USA, 2004 Living the Mod Life, Pittsburgh, USA, 2004Get out your miniskirt, buff up your beehive hairdo and slip on your sharpest mod suit – we’re taking a look at our love of all things 60s!

The 1960s continues to be one of the most memorialised, celebrated, and re-imagined decades of the last century. Popular culture imagery like that of the TV series Mad Men, as well as the existence of Mod culture revivalists around the world, reveal that sixties fashion, music, and imagery continues to captivate our imagination.

This talk looks at the 'fab' ways that images, ideas, and music from the 1960s continue to contribute to our 21st century culture.

This program supports the exhibition Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.

About the speaker

Dr. Christine Feldman is a Lecturer in Cultural Sociology at Griffith University. She earned postgraduate degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Hamburg in 2007. Her first book, 'We Are the Mods: A Transnational History of a Youth Subculture’ was published by Peter Lang in 2009. Her main areas of research and scholarship are youth subcultures, the history of popular music, collective memory, and the culture of the 1960s.

Event Details

13 October 2012, 01:00 PM
Theatre, Level 2, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gold Coin Donation

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