The millenium-inspired fascination with 20th-century studies cannot be fully satisfied without a comprehensive and scholarly look at popular culture. Now researchers and students can turn to an authoritative yet accessible source on popular culture ranging from fast food and fitness fads to political events and literary genres.
With its emphasis on ideas, people, events and products that symbolize America, the 5-vol. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture is a cross-curriculum resource that will find use among a wide variety of users. Major topics include: television, movies, theater, art, books, magazines, radio, music, sports, fashion, health, politics, trends, community life and advertising.
The vast, 5-vol. set includes more than 2,700 signed essays. Ranging from 500 to 2,500 words in length, entries are written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.
Background on the project and the significance of popular culture studies is provided in an introductory essay. Additional features include:
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