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Cult pop culture : how the fringe became mainstream

Author: Bob Batchelor
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
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This three-volume collection of original essays examines cult pop culture, the often-seedy underbelly of American popular culture.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Batchelor
ISBN: 9780313357800 0313357803 9780313357817 0313357811 9780313357824 031335782X 9780313357831 0313357838 9780313357848 0313357846 9780313357855 0313357854 9780313358043 0313358044 9780313358050 0313358052
OCLC Number: 741751230
Description: 3 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: V.1: Film and television. Film. Sexploitation cinema and the rise and fall of Russ Meyer / Adam G. Capitanio --
Swayze is America : Road house, Point break, and the cult/camp movie of the 1980s and 1990s / Bob Batchelor --
Midnight movies and the phenomenon of the cult film / Tomás F. Crowder-Taraborrelli --
Godfather of cult : The rocky horror picture show / Jeffrey C. Jackson --
Demagogues in death and notes from way underground : the American cult pop culture icon / Kristi M. Wilson --
Building a galaxy : George Lucas and the Star Wars empire / Lincoln Geraghty --
Lecter for President : or why we worship serial killers / Philip L. Simpson --
"Oh, hi humanity!" : a kaleidoscopic account of life in The room / Daniel Harmon --
Wes Anderson and the cult of hipster aesthetics / Bob Batchelor --
Television. Omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient : Oprah Winfrey's cult status / Carol-Ann Farkas --
What would Tony Soprano do? A cult of immorality / Deborah McLeod --
"If it sucks, it's your fault" : Joss Whedon and the empowerment of fans / Aaron Barlow --
Who killed Laura Palmer? Perhaps we all did : Twin Peaks and the American fascination with the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer / Brian Cogan --
Syndication of broadcast television programs / Carmen Stitt --
Fighting crime : CSI and Law & Order redefine TV / Donna Waller Harper --
We're all famous now : reality TV and the meaning of fame / Larry Z. Leslie --
How Family guy changes television forever / Jodee Hammond, Bob Batchelor --
It's funny because it's true : The office and our inner Michael / Joseph Darowski --
Doctor Who : a global cult phenomenon / Brian Cogan --
Reality TV and the new American family / Leigh H. Edwards. V.2: Literature and music. Literature. Getting to know you : book clubs as social practice / Kate Pantelides --
Tell me everything : the cult of the memoir / Taylor Joy Mitchell, Erin Trauth --
(De- ) Constructions of masculinity in the Hemingway myth / Keith Cavedo --
When comic books become cool / Mike D'Agruma --
First rule of Fight club : young readers return to books / Morgan Shipley --
in a flash : the digital age's influence over literacy / Katherine Batchelor --
Music. Insatiable appetite for replication : cover bands / Michael Mooradian Lupro --
Elvis and the making of America / Shawn David Young --
Bob Dylan's selves / Nancy Bunge --
Parrotheads in paradise : Jimmy Buffett and the importance of "Margaritaville" / Michael J. Blouin --
Cash : " a walking contradiction" : Johnny R. Cash as a cult icon / Stephen Swanson --
What died in the 1980s should stay dead : the repeated rebirth of hair bands / Brian Cogan --
Morrissey : I need to be loved / Martha Asbury Young, Shawn David Young --
Do you remember the time when we fell in love? The impact of Michael Jackson, before and after / Johnson Cheu --
Notes from the underground : Hip Hop's invisible men / Natalie Graham --
Jesus freaks and countercultural music : from Niche to mainstream / Shawn David Young. V.3: Everyday cult. Cult industry. We all go a little nerdy sometimes : comic book conventions and the popularization of the unpopular / Kurt Fawver --
masterpiece in my attic : the changing role of antiques / Katherine Walker --
Boys and their toys : shifting lives and passions of a lifetime in the classic car cult / Ken Killebrew --
Events/places/things. I see dead people : the diversion of the paranormal in American culture / Emily Vosburg Pettigrew --
Aliens : Roswell, UFO's, and the power of the unexplained / Kim Murray --
Glamour conspiracy : what drives the cult of veneration for President Kennedy and Princess Diana / Salvador Jiminez Murguia --
Whose brand is it anyway? How brands become cults by becoming inclusive / Quentin Vieregge --
All in : gambling in modern America / Carla nocera Cherry --
Cult of cute : the Disney princesses and American girlhood / Bob Batchelor, Jodee Hammond --
Disappearing bookstore rat / Larry Z. Leslie --
Sports. Pageantry : dogs, kids, beauty queens, and spelling bees / Erin Trauth --
Bowling and caucasians : movies and the American theme party / Taylor Joy Mitchell --
Wait till next year : Boston, Chicago, and the mythology of failure / Josef Benson --
Internet. building communities online : the Dave Matthews band and Pearl Jam --
Real me : selfhood in the virtual world / Cary Gabriel Costello.
Responsibility: Bob Batchelor, editor.

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