Popular culture: introductory perspectives

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Social Science - 315 pages
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What is pop culture? Why do we so often hate to love it and love to hate it? What makes us embrace parts of it and not others? Marcel Danesi explores our human desire for meaning and the need to symbolize it in music, language, art, and other creative forms. He offers a variety of perspectives to help us understand the products of popular culturefrom music and websites to fads, celebrities, and moretapping into the fun of pop culture without making us feel guilty for enjoying it.

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MARCEL DANESI is a professor in the Department of Italian at the University of Toronto.

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