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Discovering Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0321355962
ISBN-13: 9780321355966
Edition: 2007
Authors: Anna Tomasino
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Description: This brief, provocative reader explores American popular culture from The Sopranos to the Simpsons, from MP3 players to comic books, from Andy Warhol to hip hop. Anyone who wants to understand what Americans are seeing, thinking, and doing in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This brief, provocative reader explores American popular culture from The Sopranos to the Simpsons, from MP3 players to comic books, from Andy Warhol to hip hop. Anyone who wants to understand what Americans are seeing, thinking, and doing in the 21st century should read this collection. Engages readers with an exploration of America's popular culture. Readings cover a wide variety of popular media including television and film, food and drink, advertising, music, the Internet, and much more. General interest

Preface
Getting Started with Definitions: A Refresher List
American Character and Image
Whats Great About This Country
Marlboro Country: Advertising
The American I
Awakening from the American Dream: The End of Escape in American Cinema
The Futile Pursuit of Happiness
Questions for Making Connections
Images of Masculinity and Femininity Dove, Strategy
One, Nancy Etcoff
Only Two Percent of Women Describe
Themselves as Beautiful
Decoding Victorias Secret: The Marketing of Sexual Beauty and Ambivalence
From Knockout Punch to Home Run: Masculinitys Dirty Dozen Sports Metaphors in American Combat Films
Why Dont We Like the Human Body?
Questions for Making Connections
Children and Family
APA Congressional Testimony on Media
Violence and Children: Testimony of on Behalf of the American Psychological Association
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children
The Simpsons: A Reflection of Society and a Message on Family Sandra Tsing Loh
Shopworn: Like the Valley Girls Who Made It Famous, the Suburban Mall Is
Now on the Wrong Side of Forty Questions for Making Connections
Race and Ethnicity
The Myth That Would Not Die: The Sopranos, Mafia Movies, and Italians in America
Trying to Get Beyond the Role of the Maid; Hispanic Actors Are Seen as Underrepresented, with the Exception of One Part
Different Stories
Sports, Media Culture, and Race Some Reflections on
Brent Staples, Editorial Observer: How Hip-Hop Music
Lost Its Way and Betrayed Its Fans Questions for Making Connections
Education: Popular Culture and the Academy
Scholars Spend as Much Time with Love Boat as with
Rock 101: Academia Tunes In
The Reader in Exile
Oliver with a Magical Twist
The Internet Everything Bad Is Good for You Questions for Making Connections Consumerism
Trash and the Voluntary Simplicity Movement
The Triumph of American Materialism
The Happiest Place on Earth
Shopping for American Culture
Bootleg Culture
Protecting
Mickey Mouse at Arts Expense
Questions for Making Connections
Credits

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