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Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Global viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on popular culture, discussing such topics as whether popular culture reduces real differences, the need for intellectual property laws, and popular culture's impact on attitudes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737751185 0737751185 9780737751192 0737751193
OCLC Number: 612964013
Description: 220 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Globalization of pop culture does not reduce real differences / Louis de Lamare --
Venezuela enacted laws to make its music more local and diverse / Monte Reel --
In India, globalization creates growth of popular religiosity / William Dalrymple --
Australian popular culture is diminished by Americanization / Andrew Guild --
Japan is replacing America as a force for pop culture globalization / Amelia Newcomb --
Global pop culture must adapt to local conditions / Carl Wilson --
In New Zealand, a new download law is unfair and unworkable / Internet Service Providers Association of New Zealand --
In New Zealand, the new download law will benefit consumers and musicians / Campbell Smith --
China would benefit from stronger intellectual property laws / Joe McDonald --
China and India would not benefit from strong intellectual property laws / Kevin Donovan --
Poland's copyright laws allow sampling / Tomasz Rychlicki and Adam Zielinski --
Video game piracy can teach game manufacturers important lessons / Paul Wiedel --
In Iran, technology is subverting censorship of western pop culture / Manal Lutfi --
Thailand should not censor films on controversial issues / Lynette Lee Corporal --
Censorship in Zimbabwe hinders local musicians / Diane Thram --
In the United States, viewing manga depicting child pornography should not be illegal / Lawrence A. Stanley --
Jamaican dancehall performers who espouse homophobia should be prevented from performing in Canada / Krishna Rau --
National Socialist black metal should not be sold through mainstream outlets / Simon Cressy --
American television shows undermine Christian beliefs / Robert Velarde --
Television does not encourage obesity / Catharine Lumby and Duncan Fine --
Western pornography and culture encourage genital plastic surgery among women / Suzy Freeman-Greene --
In Russia, television has increased the popularity of police / Elena Baraban --
Northeastern Thailand has gained a more positive image because of its music / Terry Miller.
Series Title: Global viewpoints.
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.
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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on popular culture, discussing such topics as whether popular culture reduces real differences, the need for intellectual property laws, and popular culture's impact on attitudes.

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