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A history of popular culture : more of everything, faster, by Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

"This survey offers a thematic worldwide historical past of pop culture targeting the interval because the finish of the second one international warfare. Raymond F. Betts considers the speedy diffusion and "hybridization" of pop culture because the results of 3 stipulations of the area because the finish of worldwide warfare : instant communications, common intake in a market-based financial system and the visualization of truth. Betts considers the dominance of yank leisure media and conduct of intake, assessing model and damaging reactions to this influence." "Directed at scholars and basic readers interested by the scale and varieties of pop culture, the publication offers a fascinating advent to this pervasive and ever-changing subject."--BOOK JACKET.  Read more... pop culture in an early twentieth-century setting -- pop culture joins the battle attempt -- Reconfiguring time and area -- photo this : a brand new international of pictures -- all of the world's a level : modern leisure in its many types -- fortunately spaced out : the topography of delight and diversion -- The accidental results -- end : reconditioning the human

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He also was the first of the “action toys” that are now a major product in the American toy industry. The name of the toy was derived from the 1945 war film The Story of GI Joe, largely based on the work of the famous wartime reporter Ernie Pyle who extolled the common infantryman. Over the years GI Joe was redesigned and re-uniformed as America’s involvement in military campaigns continued. Moreover, he moved up the ranks as Hasbro, the toy company that manufactured the action toy, introduced famous figures like George Washington, General Eisenhower, John F.

Kennedy and General Colin Powell as GI Joe figures. However, these figures did not join the rank-and-file on the playroom floor; they generally occupied a higher niche as “collectibles” on shelves. The war had a phoenix-like effect in those countries heavily wasted. Out of the ashes and debris arose reconstructed cities. Rotterdam, Coventry, Munich, Tokyo, Kyoto, Berlin – to name some of the most obvious – were the subjects of modern urban planning that had a democratic slant, building in low-cost housing and the amenities of new public spaces: parks, theaters, shopping facilities.

Spatially, popular culture engaged wider and The early twentieth century 23 more diversified audiences and participants than it ever had before. National and international markets now developed for its products, as movies and films clearly demonstrated. ). Temporally, everyone and everything closed in, became both more immediate and intimate – but less personal and direct – than the neighborhood or town had been. Telephone and radio joined to bring the previously far-away and out-oftouch into the intimacy of the house – and did so frequently, every day and even hourly.

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