Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century
208 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Cloth 2007 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4020-7 | $35.00 | £23.00
Paper 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2111-4 | $22.50 | £15.00
Smulyan demonstrates that popular culture represented more than just "escape" during the twentieth century's formative period. Far from providing an ideology-free zone, popular products and entertainments served as an arena where producers attempt to impose notions of race, class, gender, and nationhood, and consumers react to such impositions.
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