Fast Food, Stock Cars, And Rock-N-Roll / Edition 1

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Overview

The only anthology of its kind, this collection brings together classic and recent essays by thirteen leading geographers exploring American popular culture. The essays examine music, food, sports, politics, architecture, clothing, and religion within the context of five themes of cultural geography: region, diffusions, ecology, integration, and landscape. A list of suggested readings follows each section. Fast Food, Stock Cars, and Rock-n-Roll is an excellent text for introductory courses, appealing to students through its discussion of such topics as "grunge" rock, fast food, and blue jeans.

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Editorial Reviews

William Ferris
A fascinating portrait of American landscape and culture. Blue jeans, stock car racing, country music, and hamburgers all converge in this wonderful book, as the reader travels on highways, streets, and backroads never before visited.
Kip Lornell
Some of the best geographically-oriented essays related to food, music, religion, clothing, sports, politics, and architecture published over the past twenty years can be found in Fast Food, Stock Cars, and Rock-n-Roll.
Thomas L. Bell
The reader will make an excellent companion to standard cultural geography texts. Examining geographic aspects of popular culture is an excellent way to engage students by focusing directly on topics with which they can relate and understand.
Terry G. Jordan
At last we have a collection of readings, bound together with a sensitive and intelligent editorial narrative, that deals with the subject of the geography of popular culture.
B Lee Cooper
Dramatically expands the scope of George Carney's fascinating vision . . . No student or scholar of contemporary life should overlook this thoughtful compilation.
The Journal of Popular Culture
I recommend this to all who seek new insights into popular culture.
Journal Of Cultural Geography
College students seem easily bored if they concentrate on the same topic for too long. In this volume, there is little chance for such boredom to occur. There is something for everyone. Carney's edited reader, it is hoped, will pique the interest and wet the appetite of college-aged students to explore other dimensions of American popular culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847680801
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

George O. Carney is Regents Professor of Geography at Oklahoma State University.

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