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Christmas, ideology and popular culture

Author: Sheila Whiteley
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do we understand Christmas? What does it mean? This title is a lively introduction to the study of popular culture through one central case study. It explores the cultural, social and historical contexts of Christmas in the UK, USA and Australia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Whiteley
ISBN: 9780748631872 0748631879 0748628088 9780748628087
OCLC Number: 910102781
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: COVER --
Copyright --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Part I 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY --
1. The Invention of the English Christmas --
2. Conspicuous Consumption and Festive Follies: Victorian Images of Christmas --
3. Consumption, Coca-colonisation, Cultural Resistance --
and Santa Claus --
Part II THE HOLLY AND THE IVY --
4. Religious Controversies over Christmas --
5. Christmas Carols --
6. Christmas Songs --
Sentiments and Subjectivities --
7. The Musical Underbelly of Christmas --
Part III PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO ALL MEN. 8. Christmas and War --
9. Christmas and the Media --
10. Christmas and the Movies: Frames of Mind --
PART IV WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS! --
11. Popular Culture and Christmas: A Nomad at Home --
12. Reflections of a Jewish Childhood during Christmas --
Postscript --
Bibliography --
Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Whiteley.

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