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ERIC Number: ED075980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 192
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Pop Culture.
Berger, Arthur Asa
Popular culture in America is comprehensively reviewed in this book. The book is designed for either high school or college level social studies or English courses and includes a variety of graphic illustrations that provide a thread of continuity throughout. Basically the author has developed a method of analysis that reveals how popular culture can be effectively studied. The tools of criticisim, such as historical perspective, comparative analysis, psychoanalytic investigation, myth-symbol-ritual significance, and content analysis are used to investigate the meaning of football enthusiam, baseball boredom, and hamburger. Attention is divided among the topics of amusement and entertainment, media, common objects and everyday activities, and styles, symbols, and social phenomena. Of particular use to the instructor is the large working appendix which the author has provided as a rough guide for discussing popular culture in the classroom. (MC)
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