Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Immigration and American Popular Culture by Rachel Lee Rubin

How does a 'national' popular culture form and grow over time in a nation comprised of immigrants? How have immigrants used popular culture in America, and how has it used them? Immigration and American Popular Culture looks at the relationship between American immigrants and the popular culture industry in the twentieth century. Through a series of case studies, Rachel Rubin and Jeffrey Melnick uncover how specific trends in popular culture-such as portrayals of European immigrants as gangsters in 1930s cinema, the zoot suits of the 1940s, the influence of Jamaican Americans on rap in the 1970s, and cyberpunk and Asian American zines in the1990s-have their roots in the complex socio-political nature of immigration in America. Supplemented by a timeline of key events and extensive suggestions for further reading, Immigration and American Popular Culture offers at once a unique history of twentieth century U.S. immigration and an essential introduction to the major approaches to the study of popular culture. Melnick and Rubin go further to demonstrate how completely and complexly the processes of immigration and cultural production have been intertwined, and how we cannot understand one without the other.

Buy Immigration and American Popular Culture by Rachel Lee Rubin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780814775530
ISBN-10: 0814775535
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Immigration and American Popular Culture by Rachel Lee Rubin

Book Reviews - Immigration and American Popular Culture by Rachel Lee Rubin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Immigration and American Popular Culture book by Rachel Lee Rubin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of Immigration and American Popular Culture (with Jeffrey Melnick, NYU Press) and Jewish Gangsters of Modern Literature, and co-editor of American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century and Radicalism in the South since Reconstruction. Jeffrey Melnick is Associate Professor of American Studies at Babson College. He is author of A Right to Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song and Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South.

Books By Rachel Lee Rubin

Well Met by Rachel Lee Rubin
Paperback, February 2014
$44.99