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Consuming Pleasures: Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Postwar World
How is it that American intellectuals, who had for 150 years worried about the deleterious effects of affluence, more recently began to emphasize pleasure, playfulness, and symbolic exchange as the essence of a vibrant consumer culture? The New York intellectuals of the 1930s rejected any serious or analytical discussion, let alone appreciation, of popular culture, which ...more
Hardcover, 491 pages
Published March 5th 2012 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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