Global Cultures

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Frank A. Salamone
Cambridge Scholars, 2009 - Social Science - 177 pages
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This work grew out of the Northeast Popular Culture Conference at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire in October 2008. It presents material noting how American popular culture has had an influence throughout the world. Chapters range from Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, China and points in between. Topics cover music, art, holidays, romance, and toys. In all, the book illustrates the vast scope and popularity of American popular culture both in the world and on it.

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Frank A. Salamone is past Chair of the Sociology-Anthropology Department at Iona College and an online facilitator at the University of Phoenix. He will be chair of the Iona College Sociology-Anthropology Department for 2009-210. He has authored or edited over fifteen books and 150 articles, chapters, and essays. He spent a Fulbright at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1989-90, where he conducted research on an African band and Yoruba religion. Salamone is a member of many professional organizations and has an abiding interest in the invention and construction of identity, a pursuit that has led to many areas of research. He is married to Virginia O┐Sullivan Salamone. Salamone is from Rochester, NY, and began studying it to help his mother understand what he does for a living. She accompanied him on many of his early interviews. Alas, she died before his first book on Rochester was completed. Among his many interests are music, especially real jazz, literature, especially grand narratives and mysteries, and Disney and its meaning in American culture.

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