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Pop culture : the culture of everyday life

Author: Shirley Fedorak
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While usually associated with facets of commercial culture, pop culture can and must be analyzed as an important part of material, economic, and political culture. The author begins by defining popular culture, outlining criticisms, and examining the impact of globalization on pop culture. She then explores mass media and popular culture (soap operas, Egyptian melodramas, Afro-Cuban rap music, and virtual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Fedorak
ISBN: 9781442601246 1442601248
OCLC Number: 318668005
Description: xv, 166 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction to popular culture --
What is popular culture? --
The study of popular culture --
pt. II. Mass media and popular culture --
Television --
Music --
The Internet and virtual communities --
pt. III. Artistic expression and popular culture --
Folk art --
Body art and adornment --
pt. IV. Gatherings and popular culture --
The symbolic meaning of food --
Sports --
Wedding rituals --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Questions for critical consideration.
Responsibility: Shirley A. Fedorak.

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"This text is important for any introductory anthropology course, particularly in conveying to students the relevance of anthropology by engaging with the very aspects of popular culture that are  Read more...

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