Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture Of 20th- And 21st-Century America, 2nd ed., covers the popular culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. The set is organized chronologically by decade. For each decade, there is a general overview entry that covers the defining events of the time period as well as some brief "At a Glance" facts. There are also topic overviews for each decade that provide a brief historical background on what was going on in that area during that decade.
The following topics are covered for each decade in Bowling, Beatniks, And Bell-Bottoms Commerce, Fashion, Film and Theater, Music, Print Culture, Sports and Games, TV and Radio, and The Way We Lived.
The second edition of Bowling, Beatniks, And Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture Of 20th- And 21st-Century Americacontains color photos and a new colorful design. All first edition entries were reviewed and updated, when necessary. The second edition contains new entries for 2000-2009.
"This clearly organized, handsomely produced, and thoroughly engaging set is a worthy addition to most collections, especially those without the first edition. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."
-CHOICE, January 2013
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