Mass Culture and Everyday Life
Mass Culture and Everyday Life is a collection of lively work from the small but seminal journal Tabloid. The book offers a clarification of the study of mass culture as it transforms daily life, providing a detailed survey of a wide range of the mass culture phenomena that have defined our everyday lives in recent years: from Hillary's hairdo to tampons, exercise fads and fashion trends, from soaps to opera to rythmn and blues, from horror movies to the interrelation of cats, pigs and mothers in Babe. This volume includes ground-breaking essays on: the boom of talk radio and talk TV, shopping as cinematic spectacle, and how ",everyday life", in the university community has become a key battleground in America's ",culture wars.", The direct, accessible, and refreshingly personal work speak not only to an academic audience but to a wide general readership.
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