By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly
"This survey offers a thematic worldwide heritage of pop culture concentrating on the interval because the finish of the second one global battle. Raymond F. Betts considers the speedy diffusion and "hybridization" of pop culture because the results of 3 stipulations of the realm because the finish of worldwide conflict : instant communications, frequent intake in a market-based economic climate and the visualization of fact. Betts considers the dominance of yankee leisure media and behavior of intake, assessing variation and damaging reactions to this influence." "Directed at scholars and common readers fascinated with the size and different types of pop culture, the e-book offers an interesting advent to this pervasive and ever-changing subject."--BOOK JACKET. Read more... pop culture in an early twentieth-century setting -- pop culture joins the struggle attempt -- Reconfiguring time and area -- photo this : a brand new global of pictures -- all of the world's a degree : modern leisure in its many kinds -- fortunately spaced out : the topography of delight and diversion -- The accidental results -- end : reconditioning the human situation
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And then there was military clothing. So much of it was produced that it became a postwar commodity featured in the army and navy surplus stores that flourished in the United States, Great Britain, Canada and even Australia. Surplus khaki clothing, the summer wear of fighting men, became popular casual wear of the 1950s. ” Popular figures like the movie star James Dean and the author Jack Kerouac were seen in khakis. The major production shift after the war was the obvious one: consumer goods replaced military equipment, reversing the earlier shift to military equipment from consumer goods.
But the physical presence that neighborhood gossip and downtown politics had been based on – a whisper or an aside, a hand on the shoulder or a finger sharply pointed in anger – such tactile qualities – were absent. Disembodied voices now formed public opinion. Virtual reality was decades away. Then World War Two occurred. In the early morning of 7 December 1941, two years and three months after Nazi Germany had invaded Poland and begun the world war, Japanese aircraft approaching Pearl Harbor homed in on the radio frequency of Honolulu radio stations playing popular music.
For the Trust Territories, the Pacific islands placed by the United Nations under American trust for administration, the expression “Rust Territories” was soon coined in ironic humor about the vast quantities of war material left behind when the war was over. War material both amazed populations around the world and littered their places of residence. President Franklin D. ” Nor could 26 A History of Popular Culture he imagine that the country was becoming the proto-supermarket to the world. If any proof were needed of this “avalanche of stuff coming at you,” to go back to Gehry’s statement, it was easily and amply provided by Coca-Cola.