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Popular culture : an introductory text

Author: John G Nachbar; Kevin Lausé
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title, for use in classrooms across the country, aims to unlock the door for serious popular culture analysis.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Popular culture.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)681431102
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Nachbar; Kevin Lausé
ISBN: 0879725710 9780879725716 0879725729 9780879725723
OCLC Number: 26733666
Description: 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting to know us: an introduction to the study of popular culture: what is this stuff that dreams are made of? --
SECTION 1: TAKING POPULAR CULTURE SERIOUSLY: Seeing what we've said; the top American box-office hits taken seriously / Kevin Lause --
How much can you swallow? / Mark Crispin Miller --
New legends for old / Jan Harold Brunvand --
The cabinet of Dr. Seuss / Alison Lurie --
SECTION 2: Songs of the unseen road: myths, beliefs, and values in popular culture --
Four morality tales / Robert Reich --
Culture and continuity: three American myths in the prints of Currier & Ives / Jack Nachbar --
The American myth of success: visions and revisions / Madonna Marsden --
Endless love will keep us together: the myth of romantic love and contemporary popular movie love themes / Crystal Kile --SECTION 3: Living in the material world: the meaning and power of popular icons --
For whom the bell tolled / Phil Patton --
The malling of America / William Severini Kowinski --
"Seen through rose-tinted glasses": the Barbie doll in American society / Marilyn Ferris Motz --
SECTION 4: Breaking the mold: the meaning and significance of stereotypes in popular culture --
The VALS typology / Arnold Mitchell --
From the plantation to Bel-Air: a brief history of Black stereotypes / Christopher D. Geist and Angela M.S. Nelson --
Yellow devil doctors and opium dens: the Yellow Peril stereotyle in mass media entertainment / Gary Hoppenstand --
One size does not fit all: being beautiful, thin and female in America / Jane Caputi with Susan Nance --
Section 5: Look! Up in the sky! (And right next door): popular heroes in America --
What makes Superman so darned American? / Gary Engle --
Henry Ford: symbol of an age / Roderick Nash --
The rap on rap / David Samuels --
The wretched of the hearth: the undainty feminism of Roseanne Arnold / Barbara Ehrenreich --
SECTION 6: All together now: popular rituals in America --
Family reunions / Jean Fields --
Game Day U.S.A. : The South / Willie Morris, The Midwest / Frank Conroy, The West / Richard Hoffer --
Halloween: rite of season, rite of passage / Jack Santino --
SECTION 7: Will you repeat that, please! : the meaningful delights of formula in the popular arts --
The Western / Thomas Schatz --
Television soap opera: "Incest, bigamy, and fatal disease" / Charles Derry --
Monster movies: a sexual theory / Walter Evans --
Magic and transformation: relationships in popular romance novels, 1950 to the 1980s / Rita C. Hubbard --
SECTION 8: Thirteenth generation born: 1961-1981 / William Strauss and Neil Howe.
Responsibility: edited by Jack Nachbar and Kevin Lausé.
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