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The Art of Democracy: A Concise History of Popular Culture in the United States

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"Cullen's strength comes from his understanding of how the different strands of American society intertwine in imaginative, unpredictable ways ... The shape and vitality of pop culture's next era will depend, at least in part, on commentators like Cullen."
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"A thoroughly engaging look at American culture ... Cullen's articulate prose is spiced wit
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Paperback, 346 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Monthly Review Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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Feliks
Jun 22, 2012 Feliks rated it liked it
It's just barely adequate in size and scope for the enormous and complex topic it sets out to address. The author seems to have only a few overriding concerns in the writing of such a work (maybe he broadens his sphere in his other projects?) He is mainly concerned with white culture vs black culture. Is that the only way to approach American history?

Example: to treat both the history of American magazine publishing and the history of American feminism (and doing justice to neither subject matte
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Recommended by the pop culture blog, A List Of Things Thrown 5 Minutes Ago [http://throwingthings.blogspot.com]
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