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By Gary Burns

A spouse to pop culture is a landmark survey of latest examine in pop culture reviews that gives a entire and fascinating advent to the field.

  • Includes over dozen essays protecting the spectrum of pop culture reports from nutrition to folklore and from television to technology
  • Features contributions from confirmed and up-and-coming students from quite a number disciplines
  • Offers a close historical past of the research of renowned culture
  • Balances new views at the politics of tradition with in-depth research of themes on the vanguard of pop culture studies

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Americo Paredes would have understood that argument. Like many others, he turned to popular c­ulture because he discerned in it a cry for justice. At moments, his discoveries filled him with an optimism that could not be sustained. As he relates, he once hoped that: Maybe, somehow, the forgotten people of my homeland would be remembered and redeemed. Maybe as the nation grew more affluent, and wiser perhaps, it would roll back the pages of history and pay the long overdue debt it incurred when it forced itself on my people.

Selected Subaltern Studies. Ed. Ranajit Guha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. New York: Oxford UP, 1988. 45–84. Gutman, Herbert. Work, Culture and Society in Industrializing America: Essays in American Working‐Class and Social History. New York: Knopf, 1976. Hartz, Louis. The Liberal Tradition in America: An Interpretation of American Political Thought Since the Revolution. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955. Hofstader, Richard. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. New York: Knopf.

Berkeley: U of California P, 1982. Wolcott, Victoria. 1 (2006): 63–90. Yep, Kathy. Outside the Paint: When Basketball Ruled the Chinese Playground. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2009. Chapter 3 Textual Criticism of Popular Culture Brendan Riley Introduction In the 1995 independent film Clerks, the eponymous slackers argue about the ethics of the rebel attack on the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. Randall argues that since the space station was still under construction, the rebels got innocent blood on their hands when they attacked it.

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