Download E-books Teens, TV and Tunes: The Manufacturing of American Adolescent Culture PDF

By Doyle Greene

This political research of youth tradition examines the old and ideological improvement of yankee adolescence society, the commercial and ideological courting among tv and well known tune, and the ideological contention among Nickelodeon and Disney. greater than mere leisure, teenager sitcoms and pa tune painting a fancy and sometimes contradictory set of cultural discourses. They interact in a technique of ideology advertising and "hip as opposed to sq." politics. Case stories comprise kept by means of the Bell, Britney Spears, the motion picture institution of Rock, early "pop track sitcoms" just like the Monkees and The Partridge relatives, and up to date staples of youngster tradition corresponding to iCarly and Hannah Montana. what's happening in teenager tradition has an important bearing as contemporary youth age into maturity and develop into the dominant new release within the forthcoming a long time.

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Download E-books Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World PDF

Lately, otaku tradition has emerged as one in all Japan’s significant cultural exports and as a really transnational phenomenon. This well timed quantity investigates how this as soon as marginalized pop culture has come to play a huge position in Japan’s identification at domestic and overseas. within the American context, the note otaku is healthier translated as “geek”—an ardent fan with hugely really good wisdom and pursuits. however it is linked specially with lovers of particular Japan-based cultural genres, together with anime, manga, and games. most crucial of all, as this assortment exhibits, is the best way otaku tradition represents a newly participatory fan tradition within which fanatics not just set up round area of interest pursuits yet produce and distribute their very own media content material. during this choice of essays, jap and American students provide richly exact descriptions of the way this as soon as stigmatized eastern early life tradition created its personal replacement markets and cultural items similar to fan fiction, comics, costumes, and remixes, changing into an immense foreign strength which can problem the dominance of business media. by way of exploring the wealthy number of otaku tradition from a number of views, this groundbreaking assortment presents interesting insights into the current and way forward for cultural construction and distribution within the electronic age.

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Download E-books The Totally Sweet '90s: From Clear Cola to Furby, and Grunge to "Whatever," the Toys, Tastes, and Trends That Defined a Decade PDF

By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, Brian Bellmont

For those who can inform the variation among the Petes in Pete & Pete, understand each step to the Macarena via middle, and have in mind whilst the genuine international used to be approximately greater than simply drunken hookups, the utterly candy ’90s may be a welcome journey down reminiscence lane.

With this hella cool consultant, you’ll reminisce approximately that wonderful decade while Beanie infants looked like a sensible fiscal funding and Kris Kross had you donning your pants backward. no matter if you shriveled dysentery at the Oregon path or longed to wait Janet Reno’s Dance get together, you’ll get a kick out of seeing which toys, treats, and tendencies stayed round, and which flopped.

So throw your ponytail right into a scrunchie, take a swig out of your can of Surge, and subscribe to us in this trip in the course of the unforgettable (and occasionally unforgivable) developments of the ’90s.

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Download E-books World of Warcraft and Philosophy: Wrath of the Philosopher King (Popular Culture and Philosophy) PDF

Recognized through the Guinness ebook of worldwide Records because the most well liked mmo (massively multiplayer on-line role-playing video game) in videogame heritage, World of Warcraft is far and wide — from episodes of South Park and The Simpsons, to on-line sequence like Watch the Guild, accolades and awards from video game critics, and prime-time advertisements with Mr. T. unavoidably, the sort of cultural phenomenon triggers deeper questions. while does an assumed identification turn into actual? Does the Corrupted Blood epidemic warn us of destiny public future health catastrophes? What are the risks whilst genuine lifestyles is invaded through occasions within the online game? What can our personal global study from Azeroth’s mix of primitivism and high-tech? In those vigorous essays, a in particular commissioned guild of philosophers, together with Yara Mitsuishi, Monica Evans, Tim Christopher, and Anna Janssen, tackles those and different advanced questions coming up from WoW.

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Download E-books Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language PDF

Located on the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop reports, this state-of-the-art ebook strikes worldwide – spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the eu Union – to discover Hip Hop cultures, adolescence identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous methods of globalization and localization. Focusing heavily on language, those students of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, cultural experiences, and significant pedagogies supply linguistic insights to the becoming scholarship on Hip Hop tradition, whereas reorienting their respective fields through paying nearer realization to techniques of globalization and localization.

The booklet engages complicated tactics equivalent to transnationalism, (im)migration, cultural stream, and diaspora with a purpose to extend present theoretical methods to language selection and supplier, speech variety and stylization, codeswitching and language blending, crossing and sociolinguistic edition, and language use and globalization. relocating during the international Hip Hop country, via scenes as diversified as Hong Kong’s city middle, Germany’s Mannheim inner-city district of Weststadt, the Brazilian favelas, the streets of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, and the hoods of the San Francisco Bay zone, this worldwide highbrow cipha breaks new floor within the ethnographic learn of language and well known culture.

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Download E-books Commodify Your Dissent: Salvos from The Baffler PDF

Original 12 months of publication: 1997

From the pages of The Baffler, the main important and perceptive new journal of the nineties, sharp, satirical broadsides opposed to the tradition Trust.

In the "old" Gilded Age, the barons of industrial amassed great wealth and impression from their railroads, metal turbines, and banks. yet this present day it really is tradition that stands on the middle of the yankee firm, mass leisure the industrial dynamo that brings the general public into the eating fold and consolidates the ability of industrial over the yank brain. For a decade The Baffler has been the invigorating voice of dissent opposed to those advancements, within the grand culture of the muckrakers and The American Mercury. This assortment gathers the easiest of its writing to discover such bizarre advancements because the delivery of the insurgent hero as purchaser within the pages of Wired and Details; the ever-accelerating race to marketplace adolescence tradition; the increase of latest enterprise experts like Tom Peters and the trend for Hobbesian company "reengineering"; and the encroachment of advertisements and enterprise into each final corner and cranny of yankee existence. With its freeing angle and cant-free intelligence, this booklet is a robust polemic opposed to the designs of the tradition enterprise on us all.

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Download E-books Classic Video Games: The Golden Age 1971-1984 (Shire Library USA) PDF

Within the early Seventies, video arcade video games sprung to existence with the arrival of Pong and different coin-operated video games. inside of quite a few brief years, when you had 1 / 4, you may visit the video arcade and play house Invaders, Asteroids, or Pac-Man. should you have been fortunate adequate to have an Atari process connected on your tv, you may play Frogger or Galaga at domestic. by way of the early Eighties, arcade and games have been entrenched as a popular culture phenomenon, with gamers spending hours in arcades racking up as many issues as attainable. Arcade video games have been all over the place: eating places, bowling alleys, shops, grocery stores--anywhere that may accommodate a three-foot by means of five-foot desktop. yet, simply once the phenomenon all started, it morphed into anything else with the arrival of handheld video games and extra refined home-gaming structures. Brian Eddy, former government director, manufacturer, and programmer for halfway video games, strains the evolution of arcade games in vintage games, giving readers an inside of examine the stratospheric rise--and collapse--of the undefined. Readers will reminisce approximately their favourite video games, akin to Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man, Tron, and famous person Wars as they relive the consideration days of the vintage online game rage of the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties.

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Download E-books Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture (East Gate Book) PDF

By Timothy J. Craig

A desirable illustrated examine varieties of eastern pop culture: pop music, jazz, enka (a well known ballad style of music), karaoke, comics, lively cartoons, games, tv dramas, motion pictures and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors. As popular culture not just entertains yet can also be a mirrored image of society, the publication is additionally approximately Japan itself -- its similarities and alterations with the remainder of the area, and the way Japan is altering. The ebook beneficial properties 32 pages of manga plus 50 extra photographs, illustrations, and shorter comedian samples.

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Download E-books The Amazing Transforming Superhero! Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television PDF

By Terrence R. Wandtke

This number of essays analyzes the various ways that comedian publication and picture superheroes were revised or rewritten in line with adjustments in real-world politics, social mores, and pop culture. between many themes lined are the jingoistic starting place of Captain the US within the wake of the McCarthy hearings, the post-World battle II fantasy-feminist function of ask yourself lady, and the Nietzschean impacts at the "sidekick rebellion" within the 2004 movie The Incredibles.

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