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Title Popular culture theory and methodology : a basic introduction / edited by Harold E. Hinds, Jr., Marilyn F. Motz, Angela Nelson
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press/Popular Press, [2006]


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Description vii, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Masscult & midcult / Dwight Macdonald -- 2. Popular culture : notes toward a definition / Ray B. Browne -- 3. Notes for an introduction to a discussion of popular culture / Russel B. Nye -- 4. Revolution in popular culture / Peter Burke -- 5. The discovery of popular culture before printing / Fred E. H. Schroeder -- 6. Synchronic vs diachronic popular culture studies and the Old English elegy / Tim D. P. Lally -- 7. On the nature and functions of popular culture / Gary L. Harmon -- 8. Popular culture as the new humanities / Ray B. Browne -- 9. The new validation of popular culture : sense and sentimentality in academia / Michael Schudson -- 10. Rationalizing genius : ideological strategies in the classic American science fiction short story / John Huntington -- 11. Understanding popular culture / John Fiske -- 12. The joke(r) is on us : the end of popular culture studies / Barry W. Sarchett -- 13. Notes toward a methodology of popular culture study / Lawrence E. Mintz -- 14. A holistic approach to the study of popular culture : context, text, audience, and recoding / Harold E. Hinds, Jr. -- 15. The concept of formula in the study of popular literature / John G. Cawelti -- 16. Formalism and popular culture / David N. Feldman -- 17. An economic perspective on formula in popular culture / David Paul Nord -- 18. Against evaluation : the role of the critic of popular culture / Roger B. Rollin -- 19. A critical analysis of Roger B. Rollin's "against evaluation" / John Shelton Lawrence -- 20. Son of "against evaluation" : a reply to John Shelton Lawrence / Roger B. Rollin -- 21. With the benefit of hindsight : popular culture criticism / John G. Cawelti -- 22. New experimental aesthetics and popular culture / Dan Ash -- 23. The folklore-popular culture continuum / Peter Narvaez and Martin Laba -- 24. The bosom serpent / Harold Schechter -- 25. Contemporary legends and popular culture : "it's the real thing" / Paul Smith -- 26. Cultural studies as confluence : the convergence of folklore and media studies / S. Elizabeth Bird -- 27. Popularity : the Sine Qua Non of popular culture / Harold E. Hinds, Jr. -- 28. Popularity : how to make a key concept count in building a theory of popular culture / Harold E. Hinds, Jr. -- 29. The development and stages of popular culture : a case study of Tokugawa and Meiji Japan / Ling Chan Becker and Harold E. Hinds, Jr. -- Selective bibliography of additional work on popular culture theory and methodology
Summary "Since its birth in the 1960s, the study of popular culture has come a long way in defining its object, its purpose, and its place in academe. Emerging along the margins of a scholarly establishment that initially dismissed anything popular as unworthy of serious study-trivial, formulaic, easily digestible, escapist-early practitioners of the discipline stubbornly set about creating the theoretical and methodological framework upon which a deeper understanding could be founded. Through seminal essays that document the maturation of the field as it gradually made headway toward legitimacy, This book provides students of popular culture with both the historical context and the critical apparatus required for further growth".--BOOKJACKET
Notes "A Ray and Pat Browne book"
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 409-412
Subject Popular culture.
Author Hinds, Harold E., Jr.
Motz, Marilyn Ferris, 1951-
Nelson, Angela M. S., 1964-
LC no. 2002022303
ISBN 0879728701
087972871X paperback