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By Gary Burns

A better half to pop culture is a landmark survey of latest study in pop culture experiences that gives a finished and interesting creation to the field.

  • Includes over dozen essays protecting the spectrum of pop culture reports from nutrients to folklore and from television to technology
  • Features contributions from validated and up-and-coming students from a number disciplines
  • Offers an in depth background of the examine of well known culture
  • Balances new views at the politics of tradition with in-depth research of themes on the vanguard of pop culture studies

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He delineates the important processes that led to ending segregation in the local musicians’ unions, the remarkable independent theater project launched and sustained by television actor Nick Stewart, and the struggles by African–American visual artists to secure recognition and reward from an arts establishment that systematically excluded them and ignored their work. Widener’s narrative details how the Watts Riots and their repercussions led Black artists and activists in new – and often antagonistic – directions, to mainstream commercial success and overtly revolutionary activity, to the creation of alternative academies and community arts centers at the grassroots level, and to well‐financed, commercially distributed forms of mass entertainment at the national and international levels.

Rose, Tricia. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan UP/UP of New England, 1994. Ruiz, Vicki. From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth Century America. New York: Oxford UP, 1998. Saldivar, Ramon. The Borderlands of Culture: Americo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2006. Sanchez, George J. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900–1945. New York: Oxford UP, 1993.

Vietnamese‐American consumers find that the hurts of history cannot be wished away, but hope they can be neutralized by c­onstructing a middle‐class ethnic identity based on consumer capitalism that erases the specter of the refugee past and the negative external ascription that comes with it. Yet every move that enables a group can also inhibit it. S. society; that the political culture of the com­ munity condemns the United States for abandoning the Republic of South Vietnam but also praises America as the benevolent savior of the Vietnamese people; and that celebrations of successful assimilation betray resentments about relentless exposure to the d­iscrimination and disrespect that flow from life as a raced person of color in the United States.

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