Continuities in Popular Culture: The Present in the Past & the Past in the Present and Future

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Ray Broadus Browne, Ronald J. Ambrosetti
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1993 - Social Science - 268 pages
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The humanities are the strongest dynamic that runs from the past into the future. Throughout history, except for the past one hundred fifty years, the strongest element in the humanities has been the culture of the folk. Now it is the everyday culture of a democratic society—popular culture, a key to people’s understanding themselves and their society. These sixteen essays by leading popular culture scholars demonstrate how elements in our everyday life flourished in the past, came to flower today, and will continue to shape us in the future.

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Contents

Introduction
1
A New Pair of Spectacles
9
Cultural
26
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

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