Why Tiki became an American pop culture phenomenon
In mid-century America, Polynesian-style Tiki bars were a cultural phenomenon and all things Tiki permeated the American psyche.
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
Kirsten says Tiki represents a clash between modernism and primitivism, which became a uniquely American trend in pop culture.
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