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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape. During the early years of television, Japanese of all... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.27
Musiker, Schauspieler, Kultfigur, Hamburger Pudelclubbesitzer - und inzwischen auch Autor. In den Medien wird Rocko Schamoni, geb. Tobias Albrecht, seit bereits 15 Jahren mal mehr, mal weniger wohlwollend rezipiert. Mit seinem Anspruch, ?anders zu sein als die anderen?, versucht Rocko Schamoni sich einer Kategorisierung zu entziehen. Nun wird es Zeit,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 48.00
This book spans three centuries of popular entertainment and everyday culture, showcasing both mainstream and submerged channels and voices to examine how once reviled business values gained supremacy and poisoned the American spirit. more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 34.55
A lot of academic writing on Mod culture has focused on the Mods' emergence in London in the late 1950s and their cultural practices. And it has also dealt with the role of the tabloid papers in creating an unprecedented hysteria, when Mods and Rockers attacked each other at English seaside resorts on Easter and Whitsun 1964. The participants' opinions,... more...
- University of California Press 1988; US$ 36.95
The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters?the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism?are familiar... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 90.00
While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant. Founded in 1921, the Miss America... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 25.91
Hip Hop and rap music are the target of ongoing criticism. Both are frequently accused of being misogynous and glorifying violence, drug consumption and crime. In this book Andreas Jakob attempts to paint a more differentiated picture of Hip Hop culture. In doing so, he touches upon diverse aspects of this multi-faceted phenomenon: Readers learn about... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95
Bringing together fourteen new essays by leading scholars, You Should See Yourself examines the fluctuating representations of Jewishness in a variety of areas of popular culture and high art, including literature, the media, film, theater, music, dance, painting, photography, and comedy. Contributors explore the evolution that has taken place... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark delves into the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world ? artists, dealers, auction houses, and wealthy collectors. If it?s true ? as so often said ? that 85 percent of new contemporary art is bad, why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing... more...