The St. James Encyclopedia Of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., updates and augments the over ten-year-old first edition. It includes 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. The entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance). The entries analyze each topic or person's significance in and relevance to American popular culture; in addition to basic factual information, readers will gain perspective on the cultural context in which the topic or person has importance.
Feature & Benefits
- 3034 entries with accompanying "further readings" and "see also" information.
- More than 1000 photographs.
- 3 indexes (subject, broad category, and decade).
- Annotated bibliography on the larger subject of popular culture.
- Updates and augments the 12-year-old first edition in full-color format, providing additional historical context to existing entries and covering trends of the new millennium---especially in technology and social media.
- Serves as a cross-disciplinary resource on U.S. history, culture, and other fields of study, and specifically for the growing study of popular culture in college curricula.
More than 300 new entries, with special emphasis on the impact of technology on pop culture.