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ISBN: 9780889203884 - Slippery Pastimes
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Slippery Pastimes

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Nicks, Joan (EDT)/ Sloniowski, Jeannette (EDT)
Joan Nicks, Jeannette Sloniowski

ISBN: 9780889203884
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press


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Written by specialists from many fields, grapple with the problem of a popular culture that is not very popular - but is seen by most as vital to the body politic, whether endangered by globalisation or capable of politically progressive messages for its audiences. These essays are written for undergraduate students and interested general readers.

 

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Sixteen essays, written by specialists from many fields, grapple with the problem of a popular culture that is not very popular -- but is seen by most as vital to the body politic, whether endangered by globalization or capable of politically progressive messages for its audiences. Slippery Pastimes covers a variety of topics: Canadian popular music from rock 'n' roll to country, hip-hop to pop-Celtic; television; advertising; tourism; sport and even postage stamps! As co-editors, Nicks and Sloniowski have taken an open view of the Canadian Popular, and contributors have approached their topics from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, women's studies, film studies, sociology and communication studies. The essays are accessibly written for undergraduate students and interested general readers.