Popular Culture in American History

ISBN-10: 0470673656

ISBN-13: 9780470673652

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Jim Cullen
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Description: The second edition of Popular Culture in American History updates the text for a contemporary readership and explores academic developments in this area of study over the last decade.Fully revised second edition with over 50 percent new materialCompact and classroom-friendly formatIncludes the best writing on popular culture from the 1970s onwardsEssays examine pivotal moments, issues, and genres in American popular culture, from the ‘penny press’ to the Internet

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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

Notes on Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments to the First Edition
Introduction: The Worldwide Web of Popular Culture
New News
Timeline
Introduction
Little Sheets of News and Varieties: The Penny Wonder in New York City by Isabelle Lehuu
Consider the Source:
Excerpt from "Great Astronomical Discoveries Recently Made," from the Sun (Friday, August 28, 1835)
Suggested Further Reading
The World of the Stage
Timeline
Introduction
William Shakespeare in America by Lawrence Levine
Consider the Source:
Excerpt from Representative Men, by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1850)
Suggested Further Reading
The Racy Appeal of the Minstrel
Timeline
Introduction
The Blackface Lore Cycle by W. T. Lhamon, Jr.
Consider the Source:
Excerpts from Nineteenth-Century Minstrel Shows
Suggested Further Reading
Western Values
Timeline
Introduction
Women and the Language of Men by Jane Tompkins
Consider the Source:
First excerpt from The Virginian, by Owen Wister (1902)
Second excerpt from The Virginian, by Owen Wister (1902)
Suggested Further Reading
Moving Images
Timeline
Introduction
Nickel Madness by Robert Sklar
Consider the Source:
Excerpts from The Spirit of Youth, by Jane Addams (1909)
Suggested Further Reading
Waves of Selling
Timeline
Introduction
Arguments over Broadcast Advertising by Susan Smulyan
Consider the Source:
Excerpt from "Sponsoritis," from Radio Revue magazine (1930)
Suggested Further Reading
The Firmament of Stardom
Timeline
Introduction
Fool's Paradise: Frank Sinatra and the American Dream by Jim Cullen
Consider the Source:
"Why the Americans Are So Restless in the Midst of Their Prosperity" from Volume 2 of Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville (1840)
Suggested Further Reading
Seeing Television
Timeline
Introduction
Reality Bites by Susan J. Douglas
Consider the Source:
Excerpts from After All, by Mary Tyler Moore (1995)
Suggested Further Reading
Rapping Flip-Hop
Timeline
Introduction
Just Keeping It Real by Tricia Rose
Consider the Source:
Excerpts from Ladies First, by Queen Latifah (1999)
Suggested Further Reading
Tangled Web
Timeline
Introduction
The Emperor's New Modem by Lee Siegel
Consider the Source:
Excerpt from The Art of Democracy, by Jim Cullen (2002)
Suggested Further Reading
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