Popular culture in American history

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Wiley-Blackwell , Hoboken, NJ
Popular culture, Hi
Statementedited by Jim Cullen
SeriesWiley-Blackwell readers in American social and cultural history
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LC ClassificationsE161 .P66 2013
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Paginationxvi, 280 p.
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Open LibraryOL26886914M
ISBN 139780470673652
LC Control Number2012036175

Jim Cullen knows more about the subject than anyone, and this second edition gives us a sweeping vision of the making and meaning of American popular culture." - "Louis P. Masur, Rutgers University" "This book is the place to start if you're fascinated by the history of popular culture in America/5(9).

"Popular Culture in American History is an immensely appealing - and successful - effort to do the impossible: to provide a series of thematic snapshots that effectively covers US cultural history. The selected primary sources are rich and provocative; the scholarly pieces represent a wide range of perspectives and approaches; the major themes 3/5(1).

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Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture. Each of the ten essays serves as a case study of a particular moment, issue, or form of popular culture, from /5.

Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture. Each of the ten essays serves as a case study of a particular moment, issue, or form of popular culture, from /5(24).

The portrayal of Indigenous people of the Americas in popular culture has oscillated between the fascination with the noble savage who lives in harmony with nature, and the stereotype of the uncivilized Red Indian of the traditional Western common depiction of Indigenous Americans and their relationship with European colonists has changed over time.

Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture. Each of the ten essays serves as a case study of a particular moment, issue, or form of popular culture, from seventeenth-century chapbooks to hip hop.

Pedagogical features include further reading lists, contextualizing editorial introductions. Popular culture, by definition, requires that the masses—that’s us, folks—be engaged in practicing and consuming it, thereby making it popular. Three early, significant popular-culture mileposts are, in chronological order, wedding ceremonies, music performed from written scores, and the establishment of fashion styles.

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: THE AMERICAN WEST IN POPULARCULTURE, edited by Richard Aquila (The University of Illinois Press, pages, $). This anthology presents a comprehensive look at the significance of the West in American history and culture through the writings of ten specialists in the : Historynet Staff.

Studies in American Popular History and Culture The Making of the Primitive Baptists A Cultural and Intellectual History of the Anti-Mission Movement,1st Edition. "Popular Culture in American History is an immensely appealing - and successful - effort to do the impossible: to provide a series of thematic snapshots that effectively covers US cultural history.

The selected primary sources are rich and provocative; the scholarly pieces represent a wide range of perspectives and approaches; the major themes Brand: Wiley.

Cultural theory and popular culture: An introduction. 7th ed. New York: Routledge. E-mail Citation» Storey’s texts on popular culture have helped move the study of popular culture into the classrooms of colleges and universities. This book applies a range of social and literary theories to the analysis of popular culture objects as texts.

The history books we loved most in span centuries, nations and wars. From womanhood to nationhood, they challenge the construction of. Get this from a library. Popular culture in American history. [Jim Cullen;] -- The second edition of Popular Culture in American History updates the text for a contemporary readership and explores academic developments in this area of study over the last decade.

Fully revised. The term "popular culture" was coined in the midth century, and it referred to the cultural traditions of the people, in contrast to the "official culture" of the state or governing broad use today, it is defined in qualitative terms—pop culture is often considered a more superficial or lesser type of artistic : Ashley Crossman.

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My next selection is Wilderness at Dawn by Ted Morgan. This book shaped my understanding of human geography. It reminds readers that America was settled by several different cultures and countries.

It’s a triumph of storytelling about the different frontiers of America. We were often taught American history as going from East to West and the. Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture. Each of the ten essays serves as a case study of a particular moment, issue, or form of popular culture, from.

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Popular culture (also called mass culture and pop culture) is generally recognized by members of a society as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or prevalent in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects.

Heavily influenced in modern times by mass. media, popular culture, and the american century Edited by the global spread of American popular culture and the mechanisms for language change in the age of modernity.

As an example, a particular case neers of American Studies came from literature and history and many preferred to stay put after occasional forays into new programs and sem.

The book includes particularly large sections dealing with the popular culture of the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Indian Wars West of the Mississippi, World War II, and Vietnam. It has been designed to be a useful reference tool for anyone interested in America's many wars, to provide answers, to teach, to inspire, and most of all 4/5(1).television had reached 9 percent of American homes by and 55 per-cent of homes by Inalmost 90 percent—45 million—of American homes had television sets.

Clearly, TV was the entertainment and information marvel of the postwar years. CHAPTER 19 MAIN IDEAMAIN IDEA Terms & Names One American's Story Popular Culture. " a winning pick Any general interest or American history collection will find this a fine, accessible reference, pairing black and white photos with timelines of popular culture events.

From fashion and sports to travel and advertising, American Pop is an outstanding reference set for any popular culture library." —Midwest Book Review.

Ch 20 The New Frontier and the Great Society. Kennedy and the Cold War - pg. The New Frontier - pg. The Great Society - pg.

The Library’s vast trove of comic books exposes a unique and revealing history of American popular culture. Open a comic book, and you can see America in the pages — its people, its values.

He went on to write and star in a film based on the book and to tour the United States, promoting the war effort and helping to shift public sentiment away from neutrality. The second document below is an atlas published in Chicago in at the close of the war.

It offers an early history of the war from a victorious, American perspective. The number in the book of Revelation and early Christian history meant something other than what it does in contemporary popular culture, including in.

Adjunct Position Announcement. The School of Cultural and Critical Studies at Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments in the areas of: American Culture Studies (ACS), Ethnic Studies (ETHN), Popular Culture (POPC), Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WS), Public History, and Cultural and Critical Studies (CCS).

For Ashby, American popular culture isn’t a distraction from the serious issues of our time. It is inseparable from them, and always has been. He makes the case that popular culture is both a mirror and a shaper of our times in a page meticulously researched volume titled, With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture.

The Journal of Popular Culture (TJPC) is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture popular culture movement was founded on the principle that the perspectives and experiences of common folk offer compelling insights into the social world.

The complexity of the American situation is the cohesiveness of American culture, with the simultaneous cultural manifestations of the origins of many of its peoples.

While there are significant distinctions between the social groups and cultural categories of Americans, there is also an overall feeling of what it means to be an American. Since the s, the historian Ann Douglas writes in “Terrible Honesty,” her history of popular culture in the s, “American entertainment, whatever the.

A central text for book history, gender studies, affect studies, transatlantic discourse, cultural geography, and the rise of the American novel, Charlotte Temple remains frequently read in and out of classrooms from its first American publication in through the present day.Arts and humanities US history The postwar era () s America Popular culture and mass media in the s APUSH: ARC (Theme), KC‑II.A (KC), Unit 8: .Randall Hank Williams was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, son of the country singer/songwriter, Hiram King “Hank” Williams.

The elder Williams has been described as “One of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century”. Impressive for a man who could neither read nor notate music and died, never having reached .