Popular Modernity in America: Experience, Technology, Mythohistory / Edition 1

Popular Modernity in America: Experience, Technology, Mythohistory / Edition 1

by Michael Thomas Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791447146

ISBN-13: 9780791447147

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This is an excellent book, gracefully written and scrupulously detailed. The range and sweep of Carrol's scholarship is impressive, and he manages to link such unlikely figures as Bing Crosby and the culture of contemporary Rap music in ways that surprise and delight the reader's imagination. The theoretical arguments throughout the book and the range of of topics are…  See more details below

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This is an excellent book, gracefully written and scrupulously detailed. The range and sweep of Carrol's scholarship is impressive, and he manages to link such unlikely figures as Bing Crosby and the culture of contemporary Rap music in ways that surprise and delight the reader's imagination. The theoretical arguments throughout the book and the range of of topics are remarkable and refreshing. I consider this to be on eof the most ably interdisciplinary texts I've ever encountered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791447147
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in Postmodern Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. American Technospace and the Emergence of Popular Modernity

2. The Disembodied Voice: Coughlin, Crosby, and Other Crooners

3. Temporality and Commercial Culture: Nostalgic Entertainments

4. Visuality: The "Scopic Regime" of Popular Modernity

5. Vocality, Visuality, Alterity: Black American Cultural Production

6. The Narrative Imperative

Works Consulted

Index

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