Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century
Neal, Arthur G., Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century Susan Smulyan. University of Pennsylvania Press 2007.
Professor Smulyan concentrates on the reformulation of popular culture in the years following World War II. She draws on the concept of "popular ideologies" as a guide to her analysis of the acceleration changes that were occurring at midcentury. The content of her book includes such topics and themes as minstrel shows as a disappearing cultural form, and " the magic of the nylon" as a Dupont creation that transformed gender identities and behavioral patterns. The military occupations of Germany and Japan attempted to promote American values through widespread showing of a large …
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Publication information: Article title: Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century. Contributors: Neal, Arthur G. - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 31. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2008. Page number: 243+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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