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Product Description: Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more...read more

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9781138638945 | Routledge, June 10, 2016, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media.

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Product Description: Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects...read more

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9780292756304 | Univ of Texas Pr, March 1, 2014, cover price $55.00

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9781477307557 | Reprint edition (Univ of Texas Pr, May 1, 2015), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects.
9780500277201, titled "The Aztecs" | Reprint edition (Thames & Hudson, August 1, 1993), cover price $16.95 | also contains The Aztecs | About this edition: Recounts the Spanish conquest, describes Aztec culture and beliefs, and surveys findings from recent archaeological excavations

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Product Description: For decades, stand-up comedy has been central to the imbrication of popular culture and political discourse, reshaping the margins of political critique, and often within the contexts of urban nightlife entertainment. In Working to Laugh: Assembling Difference in American Stand-Up Comedy Venues, James M...read more

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9780739189559 | Lexington Books, January 21, 2015, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: For decades, stand-up comedy has been central to the imbrication of popular culture and political discourse, reshaping the margins of political critique, and often within the contexts of urban nightlife entertainment.

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9780307908179 | Pantheon Books, February 4, 2014, cover price $28.95

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9780345803771 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 4, 2014), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Los Angeles has long been a place where cultures clash and reshape. The city has a growing number of Latina/o authors and filmmakers who are remapping and reclaiming it through ongoing symbolic appropriation. In this illuminating book, Ignacio López-Calvo foregrounds the emotional experiences of authors, implicit authors, narrators, characters, and readers in order to demonstrate that the evolution of the imaging of Los Angeles in Latino cultural production is closely related to the politics of spatial location...read more

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9780816529261 | Univ of Arizona Pr, February 1, 2011, cover price $50.00

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9780816531042 | Reprint edition (Univ of Arizona Pr, February 24, 2014), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Los Angeles has long been a place where cultures clash and reshape.

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Product Description: Scenic spectacles collapse the borders of graphic and visual arts, multimedia technology, spectatorship and architecture. Drawing upon various systems of commercial, institutional and public spectacle that intersect with scenic stages of the national landscape, Tenneriello examines how spectacle is entrenched in the formation of national identity...read more

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9781137360618 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 18, 2013, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Scenic spectacles collapse the borders of graphic and visual arts, multimedia technology, spectatorship and architecture.

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9780313392221 | Praeger Pub Text, October 10, 2013, cover price $72.50

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Product Description: From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said "I cannot live without books," and his library backed up the claim, later becoming the backbone of the new Library of Congress...read more

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9781621570394 | Regnery Pub, September 2, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful.

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Product Description: From the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, draped in moonlight and magnolias, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, the chivalrous planter, white-columned mansions, and even bolls of cotton...read more

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9780807834718 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, May 16, 2011, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: From the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, draped in moonlight and magnolias, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, the chivalrous planter, white-columned mansions, and even bolls of cotton.

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9781469609867 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, August 1, 2013, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: From the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, draped in moonlight and magnolias, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, the chivalrous planter, white-columned mansions, and even bolls of cotton.

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Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture. Each of the ten essays serves as a case study of a particular moment, issue, or form of popular culture, from seventeenth-century chapbooks to hip hop. Pedagogical features include further reading lists, contextualizing editorial introductions, discussion questions and chronologies of key events.
By Jim Cullen (editor)

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9780631219576 | Blackwell Pub, October 26, 2000, cover price $126.95 | About this edition: Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture.

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9780470673652 | 2 edition (Blackwell Pub, March 25, 2013), cover price $44.95
9780631219583 | Blackwell Pub, October 26, 2000, cover price $56.95 | About this edition: Popular Culture in American History collects the most widely cited and important writings on three hundred years of American popular culture.

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Product Description: Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave...read more
By Coleen Marlo (narrator)

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9781455882786 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, March 26, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.
9781455885107 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, March 26, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

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By Christopher Bagley (contributor), John B. Fairchild (foreword by), Joseph Logan (contributor) and Stefano Tonchi (editor)

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9781419704475 | Harry N Abrams Inc, November 1, 2012, cover price $80.00

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Product Description: There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it...read more

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9780815610076 | Syracuse Univ Pr, September 15, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream.

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Popular culture is a central part of everyday life to many Americans. Personalities such as Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan are more recognizable to many people than are most elected officials. With Amusement for All is the first comprehensive history of two centuries of mass entertainment in the United States, covering everything from the penny press to Playboy, the NBA to NASCAR, big band to hip hop, and other topics including film, comics, television, sports, dance, and music. Paying careful attention to matters of race, gender, class, technology, economics, and politics, LeRoy Ashby emphasizes the complex ways in which popular culture simultaneously reflects and transforms American culture, revealing that the world of entertainment constantly evolves as it tries to meet the demands of a diverse audience. Trends in popular entertainment often reveal the tensions between competing ideologies, appetites, and values in American society. For example, in the late nineteenth century, Americans embraced "self-made men" such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie: the celebrities of the day were circus tycoons P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey, Wild West star "Buffalo Bill" Cody, professional baseball organizer Albert Spalding, and prizefighter John L. Sullivan. At the same time, however, several female performers challenged traditional notions of weak, frail Victorian women. Adah Isaacs Menken astonished crowds by wearing tights that made her appear nude while performing dangerous stunts on horseback, and the shows of the voluptuous burlesque group British Blondes often centered on provocative images of female sexual power and dominance. Ashby describes how history and politics frequently influence mainstream entertainment. When Native Americans, blacks, and other non-whites appeared in the nineteenth-century circuses and Wild West shows, it was often to perpetuate demeaning racial stereotypes―crowds jeered Sitting Bull at Cody's shows. By the early twentieth century, however, black minstrel acts reveled in racial tensions, reinforcing stereotypes while at the same time satirizing them and mocking racist attitudes before a predominantly white audience. Decades later, Red Foxx and Richard Pryor's profane comedy routines changed American entertainment. The raw ethnic material of Pryor's short-lived television show led to a series of African-American sitcoms in the 1980s that presented common American experiences―from family life to college life―with black casts. Mainstream entertainment has often co-opted and sanitized fringe amusements in an ongoing process of redefining the cultural center and its boundaries. Social control and respectability vied with the bold, erotic, sensational, and surprising, as entrepreneurs sought to manipulate the vagaries of the market, control shifting public appetites, and capitalize on campaigns to protect public morals. Rock 'n Roll was one such fringe culture; in the 1950s, Elvis blurred gender norms with his androgynous style and challenged conventions of public decency with his sexually-charged performances. By the end of the 1960s, Bob Dylan introduced the social consciousness of folk music into the rock scene, and The Beatles embraced hippie counter-culture. Don McLean's 1971 anthem "American Pie" served as an epitaph for rock's political core, which had been replaced by the spectacle of hard rock acts such as Kiss and Alice Cooper. While Rock 'n Roll did not lose its ability to shock, in less than three decades it became part of the established order that it had originally sought to challenge. With Amusement for All provides the context to what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships between social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the way in which the entertainment world has reflected, refracted, or reinforced the values those forces represent in America.

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9780813123974 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, May 12, 2006, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Popular culture is a central part of everyday life to many Americans.

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9780813141077 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, September 13, 2012), cover price $24.95

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9780307592996 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 5, 2012, cover price $27.95

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9780307476456 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, March 26, 2013), cover price $16.00

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9781455882731 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, June 5, 2012), cover price $29.99
9781455882755 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, June 5, 2012), cover price $24.99

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9781455882762, titled "The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, June 5, 2012), cover price $69.97
9781455882779 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, June 5, 2012), cover price $39.97

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9780313385759, titled "Greed Is Good and Other Fables: Office Life in Popular Culture" | Praeger Pub Text, April 13, 2012, cover price $53.00

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9780253357045 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 27, 2011, cover price $29.95

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9780226316062 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 1, 2007, cover price $32.00

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9780226316123 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, May 30, 2011), cover price $28.00

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Product Description: Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism, and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is an eye-popping tour of American culture's values and beliefs...read more

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9781588342928 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, July 6, 2010, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life.

Chronicles the evolution of American pop culture in the twentieth century, explaining how consumer trends and product popularity shaped the nation's self-image, impacted international style, and changed perspectives on mainstream value.

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9780060528171 | Ecco Pr, October 1, 2004, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the evolution of American pop culture in the twentieth century, explaining how consumer trends and product popularity shaped the nation's self-image, impacted international style, and changed perspectives on mainstream value.

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9780060528188 | Reprint edition (Perennial, August 1, 2005), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Chronicles the evolution of American pop culture in the twentieth century, explaining how consumer trends and product popularity shaped the nation's self-image, impacted international style, and changed perspectives on mainstream value.

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9780061866074 | Harpercollins, October 13, 2009, cover price $10.99

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Product Description: Traces the evolution of American popular culture over the past two centuries. In a lengthy chronology of landmark events, and ten chapters, each revolving around the lives of two individuals who are in some way emblematic of their times, this provides a window on the social, economic, and political history of US democracy from the antebellum period to the present...read more

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9780765622983 | M E Sharpe Inc, September 30, 2009, cover price $158.00 | About this edition: Traces the evolution of American popular culture over the past two centuries.

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9780765622990 | M E Sharpe Inc, September 1, 2009, cover price $47.95

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Product Description: Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the "East--witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and acrobats, the feats of turban-wearing vaudeville magicians, and even the antics of fez-topped Shriners...read more

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9780807832745 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $58.95 | About this edition: Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the "East--witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and acrobats, the feats of turban-wearing vaudeville magicians, and even the antics of fez-topped Shriners.

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9781469614953 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the "East--witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and acrobats, the feats of turban-wearing vaudeville magicians, and even the antics of fez-topped Shriners.

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