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 MSN Encarta - United States (Culture)
American entertainment is probably one of the strongest means by which American culture influences the world, although some countries, such as France, resist this influence because they see it as a threat to their unique national culture.
American dress is derived from the fabrics and fashions of the Europeans who began colonizing the country in the 17th century.
American informality in dress is such a strong part of American culture that many workplaces have adopted the idea of “casual Friday,” a day when workers are encouraged to dress down from their usual professional attire.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500820_2/United_States_(Culture).html   (4144 words)

 American Studies::Popular Culture
Since at least the end of the nineteenth century, and increasingly in this century, American culture has been identified most readily with the popular arts--music, film, literature, dance, radio, television, etc. It would be difficult to overstate the vitality of these forms in America or their importance in the lives of the people.
In fact, the value and the implications of American popular culture have been, and continue to be, a matter of intense debate and disagreement.
The popular culture concentration offers students a chance to explore the rich and complex questions that arise in attempting to account for the role of popular culture in America.
condor.depaul.edu /~american/program/popular.html   (513 words)

 Library of Congress, Collections Overviews: American Popular Culture
Popular culture is defined here as popular written literature and broadcasting, popular music, popular dance and theater, certain decorative arts, sports and recreation, and other cultural aspects of social life distinguished by their broad-based presence across ethnic, social, and regional groupings.
For students of popular culture, books and magazines are important, as are music and recorded sound, television and radio broadcasts, prints and photographs, motion pictures, newspapers, and a variety of artifacts and archives.
It is impossible to estimate the size of the Library's popular culture collections given both the diffuseness of the subject and the lack of a universal definition of popular culture.
www.loc.gov /acq/devpol/colloverviews/amerpopcul.html   (859 words)

 American Culture: People, Arts, Sport, Entertainment.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Younger Americans in particular exhibit a new respect for all races, and there is an increasing acceptance of fls by whites in all walks of life and social situations.
Perhaps the most influential 20th-century American contribution to world art has been a mocking playfulness, a sense that a central purpose of a new work is to join the ongoing debate over the definition of art itself.
American game that has traveled well is basketball, now played by more than 250 million people worldwide in an organized fashion, as well as by countless others in "pick-up" games.
www.talkculture.net   (1364 words)

 South American Popular Culture - Objectivism Online Forum
I need to write a short paper on an aspect (any and of my own choosing) of South American "popular culture." The topic is so uninteresting to me that I am at a loss as to what to write about.
American Puritanism can be found everywhere in the culture, one obvious and recent example being the outrage over Janet Jackson's nipple.
Now, there is obviously alot of sexuality in American culture too, but its constantly under attack and having to defend itself and in many ways seems so forced and unnatural.
forum.objectivismonline.net /index.php?showtopic=2301&...&#entry64091   (1451 words)

 Style in American Popular Culture
By defining it in relation to its negative through assertions such as “feminists would be aghast” and emptying it of the possibility of difference, they presume a unified feminist stance and present a homogenous picture of who feminists are and what they want by attempting to delineate what they are not.
Despite the seemingly radical milieu in which Cassatt herself lived, as a single American woman in the male-dominated French Impressionist circle, she was acutely aware of issues of social respectability and thus, surrounded herself with suitable chaperones — her parents, her siblings and their children — to protect her reputation.
Instead of dismissing these celebrity testimonies as silly or banal, we need to challenge the power of their normalizing discourses to institute a more varied and progressive notion of motherhood (and feminism) in the popular media, one that allows for diverse and dynamic parenting choices in which women and their labor are respected.
www.americanpopularculture.com /style.htm   (4684 words)

 American Experience
Chinese Americans defy cultural tradition to pursue their passion for American music and dance.
Chicago rose from a swampy frontier town to become the quintessential American city of the nineteenth century.
Ingenious entrepreneurs, brilliant engineers, armies of workers, and Native Americans figure in the remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/archives_themes_culture.html   (748 words)

 American Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This course will examine American attitudes toward leisure and the role of popular culture in American history.
In addition we will examine the commodification of popular culture, and the emergence of "mass culture" in the United States.
Popular Culture in American History chapters students should be prepared to answer the questions in the "Consider the Source" section ending each chapter.
web.sbu.edu /history/vwolcott/american_popular_culture.htm   (539 words)

 Amazon.com: From the Lower East Side to Hollywood: Jews in American Popular Culture: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This is the first comprehensive investigation of the formative Jewish influence upon the rise and development of American popular culture, drawing upon extensive oral histories with several generations of Jewish artists, little-utilized Yiddish scholarship, and the author's own connections with today's comic-strip artists.
From The Lower East Side To Hollywood: Jews In American Popular Culture is a fascinating examination and documentation of the contribution Jews have made to American popular culture.
His engagement with Jewish culture deepened in New York City during the 1960s radicalization, when some of the elder statesmen of the left who had fled persecution in Eastern Europe and Russia recounted their past to this up and coming scholar.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1859845983?v=glance   (2675 words)

 American Popular Culture -- FILM
Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture A quarterly website focusing especially on movies of the past (as opposed to most sites, which focus on new releases).
The Sissy Gaze in American Cinema article by Ray Davis on the use of effeminate characters as plot foils in early Hollywood films.
Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism Back and current issues have many fine essays on popular films, a few of which are listed below.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/film.html   (1410 words)

 The omnipresence of American culture --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
With the end of the Cold War, the lifting of the Iron Curtain, and the explosion of telecommunications, the United States increasingly came to dominate world popular culture in the 1990s.
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www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9310887   (975 words)

 UMI :: American Popular Culture, 1897-1949   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A major shift in editorial viewpoint followed--success was no longer presented as a virtue in and of itself--and the magazine joined the popular muckraking movement of the day.
(1931-1949) enables mass media and communications researchers and students to study the impact of early radio on the day's popular culture.
Through photos the pages of this magazine afford students of American history and sociology valuable insight into the effects of World War II on mass culture.
www.umi.com /research/pd-product-American-Popular-Culture-42.shtml   (478 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Handbook of Latin American Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Popular culture has only recently been subjected to intense academic interest, but it is an area well worth purusing.
Outstanding are the surveys on comics, popular music, television, photonovels, and single-panel cartoons....
Individual scholars in the field author these essays on a variety of topics--popular music, popular religion, comics, tv, sports, photonovels, films, festivals and carnivals, the single-panel cartoon, and newspapers.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0313232938   (274 words)

 AC 161, Section 11: American Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cultural historian George Lipsitz says that hegemony is not something that is imposed upon people but is struggled over.
Discuss this statement with regard to popular culture in America examining the ways in which social groups differentiated by class, race, ethnicity, and gender interact with one another in and around cultural forms.
Illustrate the ways in which the dominant ideology is imposed upon groups through popular culture and examples of the ways in which people use popular culture as a means of resistance.
www.brown.edu /Departments/AmCiv/syllabi/16111.html   (3038 words)

 History of American Popular Culture Since 1830 - Dominican University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Provides  abstracts of scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present.
A database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
libsnap.dom.edu /ClassPages/amerpopularculture.htm   (1409 words)

 American Popular Culture
The Website provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the United States, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders.
of books on popular culture, and use that old-fashioned, non-virtual space known as the library.
This guide was created by Professor T. Reed as part of the course American Popular Culture taught at Washington State University.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~amerstu/pop/tvrguide.html   (474 words)

 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In exploring American popular culture, this class will pursue three main objectives: First, we will consider how popular culture has reflected and influenced aspects of 20th century American history.
Second, by analyzing historical products of popular culture that were once fashionable, we will sharpen our ability to examine the popular culture of our own time.
Lastly, we will examine the ways in which popular culture has been used to challenge social orders (including class, gender, and race relations), and ways in which it has also perpetuated those same social systems.
www.iupui.edu /~history/www/spring99/a421c6654.htm   (856 words)

 American Quarterly: Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Shaping the Popular Image of Post-Reconstruction American Blacks: The `Coon Song' Phenomenon of the Gilded Age," by James H. Dormon, 40 (1988): 450-71.
"The Gibson Girl Goes to College: Popular Culture and Women's Higher Education in the Progressive Era, 1890-1920," by Lynn D. Gordon, 39 (1987): 211-30.
"The Purple Rose of Popular Culture Theory: An Exploration of Intellectual Kitsch," by David Grimsted.
crossroads.georgetown.edu /aq/pop_cult.html   (200 words)

 H-PCAACA Discussion Network
This Web site, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, is an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.
October 14 – 16, 2005 - The Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association.
Papers on all aspects of Popular and American Culture are welcome.
www.h-net.org /~pcaaca   (664 words)

 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
  Second, by analyzing historical products of popular culture that were once fashionable, we will sharpen our ability to examine the popular culture of our own time.
  Lastly, we will examine the ways in which popular culture has been used to challenge social orders (including class, gender, and race relations), and ways in which it has also perpetuated those same social systems.
  By learning course content students will develop their “understanding society and culture.”  Other aspects of this course will emphasize other principles of undergraduate learning geared towards understanding an academic discipline (“intellectual depth, breadth, and adaptiveness”), and those geared towards developing important skills (“core communication and quantitative skills” and “critical thinking”).
www.iupui.edu /~history/www/spring02/a421c340.htm   (1553 words)

 FRS: American Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Students will participate in weekly discussion of readings or films, and prepare a presentation on some aspect of popular culture.
To observe and interpret popular culture practices of personal interest to students, who may gain insight into their own lifestyles and choices.
Other time commitments: Outside of our regular class meetings, students are expected to spend at least three hours for the first eight weeks doing the required readings, any outside readings required for their projects, and gathering information for their final projects.
trc.ucdavis.edu /trc/freshSem/wtr05/ober.html   (442 words)

 ENAM 484 Syllabus Spring 2002
John Fiske, The Jeaning of America and Commodities and Culture from Understanding Culture.
Sarah White, The Incorporation of the Kitchen: The Effects of Industrialization on (American) Foodways.
Joseph Irrante, The Road to Autopia: The Automobile and the Spatial Transformation of American Culture.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CLASS/AM484_02/am484_02_syl.html   (1226 words)

 History 307: American Popular Culture - Introduction
This course is an introduction to the central role popular culture has played in late nineteenth and twentieth century American history and consciousness.
Because I believe it is important in a course such as this to give you an opportunity to discuss the issues raised by the readings and to clearly understand the connections between the readings and the lecture material, we will have seven in-class discussion sections over the course of the semester (about every other week).
The final exam will be an 6-8 page take-home essay on some aspect of the history of popular culture over our time period.
www.lib.iastate.edu /commons/hist307/01spr/syllabus.html   (1116 words)

 Julie Still -- American Popular Culture
This is a list of some of the resources in Paul Robeson Library, and on the Internet, concerning American Popular Culture.
American Popular Culture: A Guide to the Reference Literature / Ref E 169.1 H64 1995
There are a number of other titles in the library's reference collection that would be useful to students researching particular aspects of American popular culture, such as encyclopedias of films, or of particular decades or events in American history, as well as a variety of social issues.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~still/popcult.htm   (511 words)

 Amazon.com: Here, There, and Everywhere: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture: Books: Reinhold ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The essays, by academics and cultural critics, are well written and engaging.
However, while Wagnleitner (modern history, Univ. of Salzburg) and May (American studies and history, Univ. of Minnesota) herald the volume's "global" perspective, the coverage is somewhat lopsided.
Aside from individual articles focusing on Japan, Nigeria, and South Africa, the content is heavily weighed toward the impact of American commercial culture in Europe.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1584650354?v=glance   (803 words)

 American Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
American Popular Culture and Religion Study Programs and Courses at Local Universities
American Popular Culture and Religion Study Bibliographic Resources
American Popular Culture and Religion Study Quick Index
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~jhbauer/american__popular_culture.htm   (205 words)

 AMST 105 (GH DF) American Popular Culture
A study of various popular arts with emphasis on comparison, contrast and other aspects of interrelation, students will consider Irish/American and American/Irish popular art forms including, television, newspaper media, decorative arts and musical forms.
Readings and assignments prior to the trip will prepare students with an understanding of the background of the study of "popular culture".
Assignments to be completed in Ireland will require detailed observations and comparisons of various aspects of popular culture to be documented through photography, interviews, and journals.
www.de2.psu.edu /Programs/trips2002/Ireland02/AMST105.html   (709 words)

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