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Slippery Pastimes : Reading the Popular in Canadian Culture

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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.

Editeur

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Langue

Anglais

Pages

356

Taille

7.58 MB

Date de parution

01/01/2006

EAN

9780889206663

Catégories

Histoire, Savoirs & cultures