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  Culture of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States has traditionally been known as a melting pot, but recent academic opinion is tending towards cultural diversity, pluralism and the image of a salad bowl rather than a melting pot.
The United States is generally skeptical or hostile toward socialist and communist ideologies, but some of the related movements, such as the labor movement, became a defining part of America's heritage after the New Deal.
Public education in the United States is provided by the individual states, not by the federal government (except in the limited circumstances of public schools on military bases, provided for the dependents of members of the armed services).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States   (7771 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The United States of America, also known as the United States, the U.S., the U.S.A., the U.S. of A, the States, and America, is a country in North America.
In 1787, the United States Constitution was ratified by the Constitutional Convention to establish a federal union of sovereign states and the federal government to operate it.
Federal law overrides state law in the areas that the federal government is empowered to act, but the powers of the federal government are subject to limits outlined in the Constitution of the United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-States   (2216 words)

  
 United States Encyclopedia Articles @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The United States of America is a federal republic of 50 states and a capital district, mostly in central North America.
However, although the United States is committed to the Western ideology to pursue human rights, the extent to which these rights are available in practice is debated: various forms of ethnic discrimination were not legally prohibited until the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Hawaii, the fiftieth state, is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/United_States   (3083 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States
However, the structure of the United States was profoundly changed in 1788 when the states replaced the Articles of Confederation with the United States Constitution; often, sources use the date each of the original 13 states adopted the Constitution as the date on that state "entered the Union" (became part of the United States).
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/U.S.   (5129 words)

  
 The Production and Consumption of Popular Culture:  A Community Study
As Ray Brown defines it, "popular culture is the everyday culture of a group, large or small, of people." He contends that, in a democracy like the United States, "popular culture is the voice of the people- their practices, likes and dislikes- the lifeblood of their daily existence" (Brown 23).
Although these cultural elements make up a much smaller component than those of the dominant society, they are uniquely relevant in explaining and emphasizing the fragmentary nature of American popular culture and the extent to which the 'popular' has conditioned and contested the formation of social spaces.
American popular culture and mass media texts such as commercials, movies, television sitcoms, soaps operas, and popular magazines are examples of cultural transmitters that shape certain beliefs among these newcomers by conveying the dominant ideals encompassing gender roles, friendship, romance, and expressive cultural style.
www.dickinson.edu /departments/amos/mosaic98/serpentine1.htm   (3614 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   (861 words)

  
 Changes in United States popular culture portrayal of youth suicide: 1950--2000
Changes in United States popular culture portrayal of youth suicide: 1950--2000
The media effects literature and the research on contagion suggest that portrayals in popular films and television that model the method of suicide could produce an increase in suicide rates.
An analysis of four filmed versions of Romeo and Juliet and the top thirty box office films for each of the years from 1950 through 2000 was used to test the hypothesis that content likely to produce contagion increased from 1950 to 2000.
repository.upenn.edu /dissertations/AAI3087415   (192 words)

  
 FAST-US-7 (TRENAV2C) 'Names' in U.S. Popular Culture
Children with a very popular name may feel that they must share it with others, while a child with a very uncommon name is likely to feel that it is uniquely his or hers (Browder 17).
The most popular names for boys were Christopher (8 in a population of 112), John (7), Scott (5), and Daniel, Michael, and Joseph (4 each).
In the United States, certain male names were consistently the names of choice in 1976 and 1977.
www.uta.fi /FAST/US7/NAMES/nation.html   (2215 words)

  
 BGSU News Service
The 79-year-old Ray B. Browne is a Distinguished University Professor emeritus of popular culture at Bowling Green State University and widely credited with coining the term "popular culture" in the 1960s.
A folklorist, he has written or edited more than 70 books on literature and popular culture, and is a founder of BGSU’s internationally known Department of Popular Culture as well as its Popular Culture Library.
Pat Browne is director of the Bowling Green Popular Press, an independent publishing company that was established in 1970 at the University.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/pr/news/2001/feb01/Pop_Culture-Web_2_27.html   (602 words)

  
 BGSU
A monumental look at U.S. popular culture compiled by two scholars who helped to establish the field of study has just been published by the Bowling Green Popular Press.
The Brownes were closely examining the threads of popular culture for more than a quarter of a century before they embarked on creating The Guide to United States Popular Culture.
The 79-year-old Ray B. Browne is widely credited with coining the term "popular culture" in the 1960s.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/pr/monitor/pastissues/5-14-01/brownes.html   (514 words)

  
 Internet Public Library: United States Culture
Cultural aspects of life in the United States.
Altculture is a both a tour guide and a compass, a project that both documents and defines the nexus of popular culture and digital media through the use of text, images, and hyperlinks.
Despite its cultural richness, the 1930s remain nearly invisible in contemporary discussions of America's artistic, cultural, political, economic, and social development.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/soc40.85.00   (998 words)

  
 UW Press - : The Guide to United States Popular Culture, Edited by Ray B. Browne and Pat Browne, Popular Press
The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States.
With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture.
"The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates.
www.wisc.edu /wisconsinpress/books/0531.htm   (366 words)

  
 Penn College Courses: Popular Culture in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Penn College Courses: Popular Culture in the United States
An examination of major forms of popular culture in the United States from colonial times to the present with emphasis on the twentieth century.
Popular culture will be compared and contrasted with traditional, official, high and mass culture.
www.pct.edu /catalog/courses/HIS250.shtml   (78 words)

  
 Lamson Library
The Art Of Democracy : A Concise History Of Popular Culture In The United States
The Passing Parade : A History Of Popular Culture In The Twentieth Century
Popular Culture -- United States -- Periodicals (3)
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/subjkey/popular+culture   (154 words)

  
 Popular Culture in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Other guides are listed in the “Guides to Historical Research” section of United States History: A Research Guide.
Includes over 2,700 essays on all elements of popular culture in the United States in the twentieth century.
Rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/hist/resguide/268-popculture.html   (764 words)

  
 Gould Library -- AMST 396: Beauty Matters: Raced Beauty in the United States
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century.
Indexes scholarly literature in sociology, but can also be used for finding scholarly work on cultural studies.
A gateway materials pertaining to the history and culture of the United States, American Memory offers access to more than seven milliong digital items.
carleton.edu /campus/library/reference/coursepages/AMST/amst396ae.html   (677 words)

  
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This is done so that, after the completion of the course, each student will not only be fluent in Asian American popular culture and representation but also that each student will have some of the tools to rigorously read all forms of popular culture, including those not dealt with in this class.
Because this is only a semester long course, all aspects of popular culture and Asian America, of course, cannot be covered.
Every student will have the opportunity to examine the aspect of Asian American popular culture that he or she chooses in their final projects.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /asam/syllabi/Fall01/225.doc   (805 words)

  
 Popular Culture at It’s Getting Hot In Here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Too Hot Not To Handle is a documentary that offers a guide to the effects of global warming in the United States.
Popular alternative rock band Guster has joined with the Campus Climate Challenge and the fight against global warming on campus.
The group will soon be embarking on what it calls the “Campus Consciousness Tour,” and the basic deal is this: The spirit of the tour is to not just talk about social change, but to actually integrate it into every part of the tour.
itsgettinghotinhere.org /category/popular-culture   (1131 words)

  
 Cultural Stereotypes
Stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native Americans crowd United States popular culture.
The media-- namely advertising, sports and film-- is a major outlet that proliferates many of these harmful and inappropriate images and ideas.
Native American stereotypes are used to increase sales, team popularity and unify fans.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~schacht/e314v/student/amelia/cult_stereos.html   (481 words)

  
 Subject Guide: Popular Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Handbook of American Popular Culture Ref E 169.1 H2643 (3 vol.)
James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Ref E 169.1 S764 2000 (5 vol.)
The Guide to United States Popular Culture Ref E 169.1 D399 2000
www.denison.edu /library/researchsubject/popular.html   (153 words)

  
 Department of English | People: Sherrie A. Inness
Disco Divas: Women and Popular Culture in the 1970s.
Kitchen Culture in America: Popular Representations of Food, Gender, and Race.
Running for Their Lives: Girls, Cultural Identity, and Stories of Survival.
www.units.muohio.edu /english/People/Faculty/I_P/InnessSherrie.html   (113 words)

  
 Find in a Library: The guide to United States popular culture
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©2001.
To find this item in a library, enter a postal code, state, province, or country in the field above.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/e4f963e223c3c804a19afeb4da09e526.html   (67 words)

  
 Popular culture -- United States links, articles and topics at Suite101.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Popular culture -- United States links, articles and topics at Suite101.com
Description: From pop culture to travel, from television to family, "American Kitsc...
Title: Culture as Promise in the Theology of Karl Barth
www.suite101.com /subjectheadings/contents.cfm/477   (248 words)

  
 Divining America: Religion and the National Culture, TeacherServe from the National Humanities Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Divining America: Religion and the National Culture, TeacherServe from the National Humanities Center
The presentation of Divining America on TeacherServe® is made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.
The presentation of "Divining America: Religion and the National Culture" on TeacherServe
www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080 /tserve/divam.htm   (110 words)

  
 Dino-Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Originally my proposal for a session of the Popular Culture Association's national conference, now an abstract to an article eventually to be published.
Originally my proposal for a session of the Popular Culture Association's national conference, now an abstract to an article published as "Medieval Dragons and Dinosaur Films" in Popular Culture Review 9.1 (February 1998): 17-30.
Ray B. Browne & Pat Browne (Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 2001).
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/dinosource.html   (295 words)

  
 USA Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The US was fashioned from an incredibly disparate population who, with little in common apart from a desire to choose their own paths to wealth or heaven, rallied around the ennobling ideals of the Declaration of Independence to forge the richest, most inventive and most powerful country on earth.
When To Go The US is most popular with travellers during the summer, but this is when American families pack everything up and head out to visit Aunt Tilly.
To avoid mobs (especially throughout the national park system), it's better to go during autumn or early spring.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/usa   (366 words)

  
 The United States - American History and Culture from LookSmart
The United States - American History and Culture from LookSmart
From sea to shining sea, find and share info on America's unique heritage and varied cultures.
Americana - Explore the full richness of America's art, culture, and landscape.
looksmartusa.com /p/search?tb=art&pi=obc&qt=Louisiana/Popularculture   (309 words)

  
 HOW SICK CAN WE GET? Very - moral decline of pop culture in the United States Commonweal - Find Articles
Very - moral decline of pop culture in the United States Commonweal - Find Articles
Very - moral decline of pop culture in the United States
In Paris, on December 11, 1896, William Butler Yeats attended the opening night of a play.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1252/is_13_128/ai_76915693   (236 words)

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