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This sophisticated selection of readings about popular culture includes those important works generally viewed as "classical" while also including works that are easily accessible for all readers; it fills the gap in understanding between cultural studies and popular culture. The thirty readings in the book cover mass culture, social change, social meaning, and social organization; modern topics include cars, music, movies, art, media violence and sexuality. An interesting and lively reader for anyone interested in our popular culture.
Table of Contents
|ldquo;An Introduction to the Study of Popular Culture: What is This Stuff that Dreams are Made Of?rdquo;|
|ldquo;A Theory of Mass Culture,rdquo;|
|ldquo;From American Graffiti to Star Wars,rdquo;|
|ldquo;The Readers and Their Romances,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Cross Over, Beethoven,rdquo;|
|ldquo;The Critique of Mass Culture,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Automating the Worker,rdquo;|
|ldquo;The American Myth of Success: Visions and Revisions,rdquo;|
|ldquo;From Salvation to Self-Realization: Advertising and the Therapeutic Roots of the Consumer Culture, 1880-1930,<170T|
|ldquo;New Legends for Old,rdquo;|
|ldquo;The Classic Automobile Legends,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Magic and Transformation: Relationships in Popular Romance Novels, 1950 to the 1980s,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Monster Movies: A Sexual Theory,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Are 'Slasher' Horror Films Sexually Violent? A Content Analysis,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Musical Responses to Oppression and Alienation: Blues, Spirituals, Secular Thrash, and Christian Thrash Metal Music,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Playboy Magazine: Sophisticated Smut or Social Revolution?rdquo;|
|ldquo;One Size Does Not Fit All: Being Beautiful, Thin and Female in America,rdquo;|
|ldquo;From the Plantation to Bel-Air: A Brief History of Black Stereotypes,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Download Some Manners, Upgrade Your Career,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Media Violence Increases Violence In Society,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Evidence Connecting Media Violence on Society is Exaggerated,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Art Worlds and Collective Activity,rdquo;|
|ldquo;The New Jump Cut,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Suddenly a Star,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Uncertain Truths: The Promotion of Popular Culture,rdquo;|
|ldquo;A Piece of the Action,rdquo;|
|ldquo;Hollywoods History and the Politics of Motion Pictures,rdquo;|
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