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Against Academia The History of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Movement 1967-1988

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ISBN-10: 087972451X

ISBN-13: 9780879724511

Edition: 1989

Authors: Ray B. Browne

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nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;The history of the study of popular culture in American academia since its (re)introduction in 1967 is filled with misunderstanding and opposition. From the first, proponents of the study of this major portion of American culture made clear that they were interested in making popular culture a supplement to the usual courses in such fields as literature, sociology, history, philosophy, and the other humanities and social sciences; nobody proposed that study of popular culture replace the other disciplines, but many suggested that it was time to reexamine the accepted courses and see if they were still viable. Opposition to the status quo always causes anxiety and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 6/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 206
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.