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

Popular Modernity in America examines a broad range of related cultural and technological phenomena - from Bing Crosby to Ice Cube, from the invention of the telegraph to the celebratory heralding of the internet in the 1990s - that have helped shape American popular culture over the past 150 years. Throughout, it avoids the binaries that label popular culture as…  See more details below

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Popular Modernity in America examines a broad range of related cultural and technological phenomena - from Bing Crosby to Ice Cube, from the invention of the telegraph to the celebratory heralding of the internet in the 1990s - that have helped shape American popular culture over the past 150 years. Throughout, it avoids the binaries that label popular culture as inherently liberatory or subtly oppressive, arguing instead for the triadic relationship of experience, technology, and myth, each of which has an active role to play in how we interact with popular culture.

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
1American Technospace and the Emergence of Popular Modernity1
2The Disembodied Voice: Coughlin, Crosby, and Other Crooners33
3Temporality and Commercial Culture: Nostalgic Entertainments61
4Visuality: The "Scopic Regime" of Popular Modernity89
5Vocality, Visuality, Alterity: Black American Cultural Production139
6The Narrative Imperative171
Works Consulted203
Index231

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