Profiles of Popular Culture

Book Profiles of Popular Culture

Profiles of Popular Culture Book Details:

Publisher : Popular Press

ISBN-13 : 9780879728694

Page : 394 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 694 voters




From Hank Williams to hip hop, Aunt Jemima to the Energizer Bunny, scrap-booking to NASCAR racing, this volume—edited by a pioneer in the field-invites readers to reflect on a sampling of modern myths, icons, archetypes, and rituals. Ray B. Browne has mined both scholarly and mainstream media to bring together penetrating essays on fads and fashions, sports fandom, the shaping of body image, the marketing of food, vacationing and sightseeing, toys and games, genre fiction, post-9/11 entertainment, and much more.

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