Popular Culture

Overview

Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a...

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Overview

Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737751192
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Popular Culture and Globalization

1 Globalization of Pop Culture Does Not Reduce Real Differences Louis de Lamare 20

2 Venezuela Enacted Laws to Make Its Music More Local and Diverse Monte Reel 29

3 In India, Globalization Creates Growth of Popular Religiosity William Dalrymple 34

4 Australian Popular Culture Is Diminished by Americanization Andrew Guild 45

5 Japan Is Replacing America as a Force for Pop Culture Globalization Amelia Newcomb 54

6 Global Pop Culture Must Adapt to Local Conditions Carl Wilson 61

Periodical Bibliography 70

Chapter 2 Popular Culture and Intellectual Property Rights

1 In New Zealand, a New Download Law Is Unfair and Unworkable: Internet Service Providers Association of New Zealand 72

2 In New Zealand, the New Download Law Will Benefit Consumers and Musicians Campbell Smith 78

3 China Would Benefit from Stronger Intellectual Property Laws Joe McDonald 82

4 China and India Would Not Benefit from Stronger Intellectual Property Laws Kevin Donovan 88

5 Poland's Copyright Laws Allow Sampling Tomasz Rychlicki Adam Zielinski 95

6 Video Game Piracy Can Teach Game Manufacturers Important Lessons Paul Wiedel 102

Periodical Bibliography 112

Chapter 3 Popular Culture and Censorship

1 In Iran, Technology Is Subverting Censorship of Western Pop Culture Manal Lutfi 114

2 Thailand Should Not Censor Films on Controversial Issues Lynette Lee Corporal 125

3 Censorship in Zimbabwe Hinders Local Musicians Diane Thram 131

4 In the United States, Viewing Manga Depicting Child Pornography Should Not Be Illegal Lawrence A. Stanley 138

5 Jamaican Dancehall Performers Who Espouse Homophobia Should Be Prevented from Performing in Canada Krishna Rau 146

6 National Socialist Black Metal Should Not Be Sold Through Mainstream Outlets Simon Cressy 153

Periodical Bibliography 159

Chapter 4 Popular Culture's Impact on Attitudes

1 American Television Shows Undermine Christian Beliefs Robert Velarde 161

2 Television Does Not Encourage Obesity Catharine Lumby Duncan Fine 168

3 Western Pornography and Culture Encourage Genital Plastic Surgery Among Women Suzy Freeman-Greene 178

4 In Russia, Television Has Increased the Popularity of Police Elena Baraban 182

5 Northeastern Thailand Has Gained a More Positive Image Because of Its Music Terry Miller 189

Periodical Bibliography 200

For Further Discussion 201

Organizations to Contact 203

Bibliography of Books 208

Index 210

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