Mind discussions of older forms of pop culture like this there are times when the anthology shows its age In the first place it spends a considerable amount of time defending the notion of pop culture studies making it clear this came
out in the middle of the culture wars period when Allan Bloom was decrying verything that wasn in the middle of the culture wars period when Allan Bloom was decrying verything that wasn Shakespeare or classical music In other places the information was just clearly dated It s hard to take an article seriously when it dares to wonder what significance the cordless phone will bring Us In The FutureEven If Not Every in the futureEven if not very is a winner there is surely something in here for What Catholics Believe A Pocket Catechism everyone to provokentertainment and reflection. Uctions can be applied This volume is an xciting beginning for the study of the materials of veryday life that define our culture and confirm our individual senses of identit.
Jack Nachbar Å 2 SummaryOne of my favorite high school texts Pop culture is
a reflection of and to a lesser xtent an impetus forward for the culture that produced it So goes thereflection of and to a lesser xtent an impetus forward for the culture that produced it So goes the from spearheading pop culture professors Jack Nachbar and Kevin Lause and they do a pretty great job The Secret Of The Singing Strings explaining how the sea of pop culture that surrounds us at all timesmphasizes the cultural beliefs that are most important to usConsidering how many people refuse to pick up books any I m mostly thinking of my students and my personal friend group here this approach of teasing out underlying cultural assumptions through movies and comics seems far ngaging to me than forcing Thorstein Veblen into
popular culture an introductory text provides thePopular Culture An Introductory Text provides the for a new xamination of the different faces of the American character in both its historical and contemporary identitie. Conversation I could almost see the most hardened of book haters getting interested in the changing nature of the western genre or the near ubiuity of nineteenth century Currier and Ives printsFor my money the discussion of how Richard Hofstadter s ideas of anti intellectualism come through in the original Star Trek series was the most fascinating Spock represents the European intellectual who deals only with theories McCoy represents the humanitarian solely focused on motions Captain Kirk however
applies all of his book learning into pragmatic solutions that take into account the humanity of the situation and thus representsall
*of his book *his book into pragmatic solutions that take into account the humanity of the situation and thus represents true American heroWhile I didn S The text is highlighted by a series of xtensive introductions to various categories of popular culture and by ssays that demonstrate how the methods discussed in the introd.