Modernity and Mass Culture

Modernity and Mass Culture

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Modernity and Mass Culture is a wide-ranging analysis of the relationship among industrialization, democracy, and art in the 20th century. US and British scholars discuss the interaction of "high," "popular," and "mass" art, showing how Western culture as a whole is affected by the transition from the modern to the postmodern era. Their essays deal with advertisements, films, recorded music, television, and mass-market literature. Among the topics discussed are assembly-line manufacturing, home entertainment, popular reception, avant-garde theory, "post-feminist" fiction, and "retro" more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 154.2 x 236.2 x 21.3mm | 537.46g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253206278
  • 9780253206275

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Six Artistic Cultures James Naremore and Patrick Brantlinger 1. History and Literary History: The Case of Mass Culture Richard Ohmann 2. Cinema/Americanism/the Robot 3. On Kiri Te Kanawa, Judy Garland, and the Culture Industry Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 4. Hollywood in the Home: TV and the End of the Studio System Christopher Anderson 5. Popular Discrimination John Fiske 6. Digressions at the Cinema: Commodification and Reception in Mass Culture Barbara Klinger 7. BaudrillardOs America (and Ours?): Image, Virus, Catastrophe Stephen Watt 8. Undoing Feminism in Anne RiceOs Vampire Chronicles Devon Hodges and Janice L. Doane 9. Tube Tied: Reproductive Politics and Moonlighting Lynne Joyrich 10. Appropriating Like Krazy: From Pop Art to Meta0Pop Jim Collins 11. The Avant-Garde Finds Andy Hardy Robert B. Ray 12. The End of Mass Culture Michael Denning Contributors Indexshow more

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