Profiles of Popular Culture: A Reader
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From Hank Williams to hip hop, Aunt Jemima to the Energizer Bunny, scrap-booking to NASCAR racing, Profiles of Popular Culture cuts a generous swath across what is perhaps the fastest growing discipline of the past several decades. Edited by a pioneer in the field, this volume invites readers to reflect on a diverse sampling of modern myths, icons, archetypes, rituals, and...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published July 8th 2005 by Popular Press 3
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Confession: I almost never read introductions to nonfiction books, and I never read them in novels (after a crucial plot point in David Copperfield was spoiled for me in one Critical Edition). This book is about 2/3 introduction - almost every (very short) essay is introduced by a piece of similar length. Actually, calling them essays is a little generous, a lot of them are pieces from USA Today and similar publications.

The essays are followed by discussion questions in case, after a pedantic i...more
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