Modernity and Mass Culture

Modernity and Mass Culture

Distribution: World
Publication date: 03/22/1991
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20627-5
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The twelve essays in Modernity and Mass Culture provide a broad and captivating overview of what has come to be known as culture studies." —Texas Journal

This is a wide-ranging analysis of the relationship among industrialization, democracy, and art in the 20th century. U.S. 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.

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Table of Contents


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. Baudrillard’s America (and Ours?): Image, Virus, Catastrophe
Stephen Watt

8. Undoing Feminism in Anne Rice’s 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