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Pops In Pop Culture by Elizabeth Podnieks

Title Pops in Pop Culture
Author Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date 2016-01-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1137581565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The definitions of fatherhood have shifted in the twenty-first century as paternal subjectivities, conflicts, and desires have registered in new ways in the contemporary family. This collection investigates these sites of change through various lenses from popular culture - film, television, blogs, best-selling fiction and non-fiction, stand-up comedy routines, advertisements, newspaper articles, parenting guide-books, and video games. Treating constructions of the father at the nexus of patriarchy, gender, and (post)feminist philosophy, contributors analyze how fatherhood is defined in relation to masculinity and femininity, and the shifting structures of the heteronormative nuclear family. Perceptions of the father as the traditional breadwinner and authoritarian as compared to a more engaged and involved nurturer are considered via representations of fathers from the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden.

The Language Of Pop Culture by Valentin Werner

Title The Language of Pop Culture
Author Valentin Werner
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-01-17
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781351685306
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection brings together contributions from both leading and emerging scholars in one comprehensive volume to showcase the richness of linguistic approaches to the study of pop culture and their potential to inform linguistic theory building and analytical frameworks. The book features examples from a dynamic range of pop culture registers, including lyrics, the language of fictional TV series, comics, and musical subcultures, as a means of both providing a rigorous and robust description of these forms through the lens of linguistic study but also in outlining methodological issues involved in applying linguistic approaches. The volume also explores the didactic potential of pop culture, looking at the implementation of pop culture traditions in language learning settings. This collection offers unique insights into the interface of linguistic study and the broader paradigm of pop culture scholarship, making this an ideal resource for graduate students and researchers in applied linguistics, English language, media studies, cultural studies, and discourse analysis.

Pop Culture China by Kevin Latham

Title Pop Culture China
Author Kevin Latham
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2007
Category Reference
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781851095827
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at popular culture in China, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

Pops In Pop Culture by Elizabeth Podnieks

Title Pops in Pop Culture
Author Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-04-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 265
ISBN 9781137577672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The definitions of fatherhood have shifted in the twenty-first century as paternal subjectivities, conflicts, and desires have registered in new ways in the contemporary family. This collection investigates these sites of change through various lenses from popular culture - film, television, blogs, best-selling fiction and non-fiction, stand-up comedy routines, advertisements, newspaper articles, parenting guide-books, and video games. Treating constructions of the father at the nexus of patriarchy, gender, and (post)feminist philosophy, contributors analyze how fatherhood is defined in relation to masculinity and femininity, and the shifting structures of the heteronormative nuclear family. Perceptions of the father as the traditional breadwinner and authoritarian as compared to a more engaged and involved nurturer are considered via representations of fathers from the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden.

Title Interrogating Popular Culture
Author Stacy Takacs
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-09-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781135020699
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of important questions, addressing: Definitions: What is popular culture? How has it developed over time? What functions does it serve? Method: What is a proper object of study? How should we analyze and interpret popular texts and practices? Influence: How does popular culture relate to social power and control? Identity and disposition: How do we relate to popular culture? How does it move and connect us? Environment: How does popular culture shape the ways we think, feel and act in the world? Illustrated with a wide variety of case studies, covering everything from medieval spectacle to reality TV, sports fandom and Youtube, Interrogating Popular Culture gives students a theoretically rich analytical toolkit for understanding the complex relationship between popular culture, identity and society.

Title The Pop Culture Parent
Author Ted Turnau
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Child rearing
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1645070662
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Knowing how to deal with popular culture as a parent can be overwhelming. How can you enter into your children's lives and connect with their interests but still point them toward Jesus? Most parents fear the influence of popular culture or ignore it altogether. This guide equips parents to raise grace-oriented disciples and cultural missionaries in a post-Christian world"--

Title Understanding Popular Culture
Author John Fiske
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-10-08
Category Art
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781136868719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ‘Why Fiske Still Matters’ for today’s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Kevin Glynn, Jonathan Gray, and Pamela Wilson on the theme of ‘Reading Fiske and Understanding the Popular’. Both underline the continuing relevance of this foundational text in the study of popular culture. What is popular culture? How does it differ from mass culture? And what do popular "texts" reveal about class, race, and gender dynamics in a society? John Fiske answers these and a host of other questions in Understanding Popular Culture. When it was first written, Understanding Popular Culture took a groundbreaking approach to studying such cultural artifacts as jeans, shopping malls, tabloid newspapers, and TV game shows, which remains relevant today. Fiske differentiates between mass culture – the cultural "products" put out by an industrialized, capitalist society – and popular culture – the ways in which people use, abuse, and subvert these products to create their own meanings and messages. Rather than focusing on mass culture’s attempts to dominate and homogenize, he prefers to look at (and revel in) popular culture’s evasions and manipulations of these attempts. Designed as a companion to Reading the Popular, Understanding Popular Culture presents a radically different theory of what it means for culture to be popular: that it is, literally, of the people. It is not imposed on them, it is created by them, and its pleasures and meanings reflect popular tastes and concerns – and a rejection of those fostered by mass culture. With wit, clarity, and insight, Professor Fiske debunks the myth of the mindless mass audience, and demonstrates that, in myriad ways, popular culture thrives because that audience is more aware than anyone guesses.

Pop Culture by Shirley Fedorak

Title Pop Culture
Author Shirley Fedorak
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 166
ISBN 1442601248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This text is important for any introductory anthropology course, particularly in conveying to students the relevance of anthropology by engaging with the very aspects of popular culture that are significant in their everyday lives." - Kristin L. Dowell, University of Oklahoma

Retromania by Simon Reynolds

Title Retromania
Author Simon Reynolds
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2011-07-19
Category Music
Total Pages 458
ISBN 9780865479944
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The influential rock critic and author of Rip It Up and Start Again traces society's obsession with retro music as reflected by reunion tours and expanded re-releases of classic albums, expressing his concern that our culture's disproportionate focus on past music eras is compromising the distinctiveness of today's sound. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Popular Culture by Marcel Danesi

Title Popular Culture
Author Marcel Danesi
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2015-04-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 342
ISBN 9781442242180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture’s content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding.

Title Philosophy and the Interpretation of Pop Culture
Author William Irwin
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2007
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 297
ISBN 074255175X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Comprised of thirteen articles by well-known authors, this book makes the case to philosophers that popular culture is worthy of their attention. Issues of concern include the distinction between high culture and popular culture, the aesthetic and moral value of popular culture, allusion and identification in popular culture, and special problems posed by the interpretation of popular culture. Popular art forms considered include: movies, television shows, comic books, children's stories, photographs, and rock songs.

The Pretty One by Keah Brown

Title The Pretty One
Author Keah Brown
Publisher Atria Books
Release Date 2019-08-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781982100544
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn’t always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of self-hate society strengthened inside her. But after years of introspection and reaching out to others in her community, she has reclaimed herself and changed her perspective. In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled—so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identical twin (called “the pretty one” by friends) to navigating romance; her deep affinity for all things pop culture—and her disappointment with the media’s distorted view of disability; and her declaration of self-love with the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. By “smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself” (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds.

Pure Invention by Matt Alt

Title Pure Invention
Author Matt Alt
Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release Date 2020
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781984826695
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured--and transformed--the world's imagination. "A masterful book driven by deep research, new insights, and powerful storytelling."--W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style The Walkman. Karaoke. Pikachu. Pac-Man. Akira. Emoji. We've all fallen in love with one or another of Japan's pop-culture creations, from the techy to the wild to the super-kawaii. But as Japanese media veteran Matt Alt proves in this brilliant investigation of Tokyo's pop-fantasy complex, we don't know the half of it. Japan's toys, gadgets, and imaginary worlds didn't merely entertain. They profoundly transformed the way we live. In the 1970s and '80s, Japan seemed to exist in some near future, gliding on the superior technology of Sony and Toyota while the West struggled to catch up. Then a catastrophic 1990 stock-market crash ushered in the "lost decades" of deep recession and social dysfunction. The end of the boom times should have plunged Japan into irrelevance, but that's precisely when its cultural clout soared--when, once again, Japan got to the future a little ahead of the rest of us. Hello Kitty, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and multimedia empires like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z were more than marketing hits. Artfully packaged, dangerously cute, and dizzyingly fun, these products made Japan the forge of the world's fantasies, and gave us new tools for coping with trying times. They also transformed us as we consumed them--connecting as well as isolating us in new ways, opening vistas of imagination and pathways to revolution. Through the stories of an indelible group of artists, geniuses, and oddballs, Pure Invention reveals how Japanese ingenuity remade global culture and may have created modern life as we know it. It's Japan's world; we're just gaming, texting, singing, and dreaming in it.

Feminism And Pop Culture by Andi Zeisler

Title Feminism and Pop Culture
Author Andi Zeisler
Publisher Seal Press
Release Date 2008-10-14
Category Social Science
Total Pages 183
ISBN 9781580052375
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the reciprocal relationship shared between feminism and popular culture from the 1940s to the twenty-first century; and discusses representations of women on television and in films, music, advertisements, and other medias.

Title Fabricating the Absolute Fake
Author Jaap Kooijman
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date 2008
Category Social Science
Total Pages 179
ISBN 9789053564929
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating exploration of how global cultures struggle to create their own "America" within a post-9/11 media culture, Fabricating the Absolute Fake reflects on what it might mean to truly take part in American pop culture.

Hong Kong Popular Culture by Klavier J. Wang

Title Hong Kong Popular Culture
Author Klavier J. Wang
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2020-01-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 523
ISBN 9789811388170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book traces the evolution of the Hong Kong’s popular culture, namely film, television and popular music (also known as Cantopop), which is knotted with the city’s geo-political, economic and social transformations. Under various historical contingencies and due to the city’s special geo-politics, these three major popular cultural forms have experienced various worlding processes and have generated border-crossing impact culturally and socially. The worlding processes are greatly associated the city’s nature as a reception and departure port to Sinophone migrants and populations of multiethnic and multicultural. Reaching beyond the “golden age” (1980s) of Hong Kong popular culture and afar from a film-centric cultural narration, this book, delineating from the dawn of the 20th century and following a chronological order, untangles how the nowadays popular “Hong Kong film”, “Hong Kong TV” and “Cantopop” are derived from early-age Sinophone cultural heritage, re-shaped through cross-cultural hybridization and influenced by multiple political forces. Review of archives, existing literatures and corporation documents are supplemented with policy analysis and in-depth interviews to explore the centennial development of Hong Kong popular culture, which is by no means demise but at the juncture of critical transition.

Title Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture
Author William Irwin
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date 2010-08-30
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1444334530
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org

Pop Culture Matters by Martin F. Norden

Title Pop Culture Matters
Author Martin F. Norden
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 341
ISBN 9781527530683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We immerse ourselves daily in expressions of popular culture—YouTube videos, hip hop music, movies, adverts, greeting cards, videogames, and comics, to name just a few possibilities—and far too often we pay only scant critical attention to them. The essays in this collection redress this situation by probing a wide range of topics within the field of popular culture studies. Written in engaging and jargon-free prose, contributions critically examine various offerings in film, television, social media, music, literature, sports, and related areas. Moreover, they often pay special attention to the ways in which these pop culture artefacts intersect with issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Providing a rich mixture of broad perspectives and intriguing case studies, the essays form a compelling mosaic of findings and viewpoints on popular culture. Exploring everything from toxic masculinity in twenty-first century television programmes to gendered greeting cards and adult colouring books, this provocative volume is essential reading for anyone interested in that fabricated and all-pervasive environment we call popular culture.

Pop Culture Panics by Karen Sternheimer

Title Pop Culture Panics
Author Karen Sternheimer
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-11-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781317751335
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates a critical lens through which to view current and future attempts of modern-day moral crusaders, who try to convince us that simple solutions—like regulating popular culture—are the answer to complex social problems. Pop Culture Panics is ideal for use in undergraduate social problems, social deviance, and popular culture courses.

Title Serialization in Popular Culture
Author Rob Allen
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-05-23
Category Social Science
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9781134492053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers. In this volume, contributors—literary scholars, media theorists, and specialists in comics, graphic novels, and digital culture—examine the economic, narratological, and social effects of serials from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century and offer some predictions of where the form will go from here.