Popular Culture An Introductory Text

ISBN-10: 0879725729
ISBN-13: 9780879725723
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 6/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Popular Culture: An Introductory Text provides the means for a new examination of the different faces of the American character in both its historical and contemporary identities. The text is highlighted by a series of extensive introductions to various categories of popular culture and by essays that demonstrate how the methods discussed in the introductions can be applied. This volume is an exciting beginning for the study of the materials of everyday life that define our culture and confirm our individual senses of identity.

Getting to Know Us an Introduction to the Study of Popular Culture: What Is This Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of?
&U261E: Taking Popular Culture Seriously
Introduction Taking Popular Culture Seriously
Seeing What We've Said: The Top Ten American Box-Office Hits Taken Seriously
How Much Can You Swallow?
New Legends for Old
The Cabinet of Dr. Seuss
Myths
Introduction Songs of the Unseen Road: Myths, Beliefs and Values in Popular Culture
Four Morality Tales
Culture and Continuity: Three American Myths in the Prints of Currier & Ives
The American Myth of Success: Visions and Revisions
Endless Love Will Keep Us Together: The Myth of Romantic Love and Contemporary Popular Movie Love Themes
Introduction Living in the Material World: The Meaning and Power of Popular Icons
For Whom the Bell Tolled
The Malling of America
Seen through Rose-Tinted Glasses the Barbie Doll in American Society
Stereotypes
Introduction Breaking the Mold: The Meaning and Significance of Stereotypes in Popular Culture
The Vals Typology
From the Plantation to Bel-Air: a Brief History of Black Stereotypes
Yellow Devil Doctors and Opium Dens: The Yellow Peril Stereotype in Mass Media Entertainment
One Size Does Not Fit All: Being Beautiful, Thin and Female in America
Heroes
Look! Up in the Sky! (And Right Next Door): Popular Heroes in America
What Makes Superman So Darned American?
Henry Ford: Symbol of an Age
The Rap on Rap
The Wretched of the Hearth: The Undainty Feminism of Roseanne Arnold
Rituals
Introduction All Together Now: Popular Rituals in America
Family Reunion
Game Day U.S.A: The South - Willie Morris the Midwest - Frank Conroy the West - Richard Hoffer
Rite of Season, Rite of Passage
Formulas
Introduction Would You Repeat That-Please!: The Meaningful Delights of Formula in the Popular Arts
The Western
Television Soap Opera: """"Incest, Bigamy, and Fatal Disease""""
Monster Movies: a Sexual Theory
Magic and Transformation: Relationships in Popular Romance Novels, 1950 to the 1980s
Section 8
Thirteenth Generation Born: 1961-1981

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