Popular Culture in a New Age by Marshall William Fishwick
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Popular Culture in a New Age
By Marshall William Fishwick

Popular Culture in a New Age

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Popular Culture in a New Age by Marshall William Fishwick

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With a Foreword by Dr. Fishwick's student--Tom Wolfe. This book redefines popular culture in the light of the revolutionary changes brought about by the information revolution and the digital divide. It explores the phenomenal growth and extension of popular culture in the last decade and ties in the vast changes brought about by technology and the Internet. In an era when American television and the Internet reach virtually every corner of the globe, Popular Culture in a New Age shows how the poorly understood and often underestimated area known as popular culture affects all of our lives. Beginning with an evaluation of the millennium celebrations and the enormous error of Y2K madness, Popular Culture in a New Age then moves on to the "New Gold Rush" brought about by technology and takes a hard look at its risks. The book examines a wide variety of pop culture phenomena such as carnivals, celebrities, and the road from nineteenth century humbuggery (P. T. Barnum's term) to today's hype. In Popular Culture in a New Age you'll learn about: * the three faces of popular culture: folk, fake, and pop--how they relate and how they differ * today's popular icons * the empire of Disney World * Marshall McLuhan, our era's most profound and shocking electronic thinker * African-American popular culture and stylePopular Culture in a New Age gives characterization to the postmodern world in a chapter on "postmodern pop," followed by the shift from civil religion to civil disobedience and the "myth of success." This insightful book will help you understand the way we eat, think, vote, and respond to our fast-changing world in the era of hype, spin doctors, chat rooms, and jargon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789012982
ISBN-10: 0789012987
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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