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Author Carroll, Michael Thomas, 1954-

Title Popular modernity in America : experience, technology, mythohistory / Michael Thomas Carroll
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2000]


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Description xvii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series in postmodern culture
SUNY series in postmodern culture.
Contents 1. American Technospace and the Emergence of Popular Modernity -- 2. The Disembodied Voice: Coughlin, Crosby, and Other Crooners -- 3. Temporality and Commercial Culture: Nostalgic Entertainments -- 4. Visuality: The "Scopic Regime" of Popular Modernity -- 5. Vocality, Visuality, Alterity: Black American Cultural Production -- 6. The Narrative Imperative
Summary "Popular Modernity in America examines a broad range of related cultural and technological phenomena - from Bing Crosby to Ice Cube, from the invention of the telegraph to the celebratory heralding of the internet in the 1990s - that have helped shape American popular culture over the past 150 years. Throughout, it avoids the binaries that label popular culture as inherently liberatory or subtly oppressive, arguing instead for the triadic relationship of experience, technology, and myth, each of which has an active role to play in how we interact with popular culture."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Subject Arts, American -- 20th century.
Arts, American.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- United States.
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
LC no. 00020429
ISBN 0791447138