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Popular Culture



link to catalog page BOWER, African American Foodways

African American Foodways

Explorations of History and Culture

Author: Edited by Anne L. Bower
Pub Date: January 2009

Moving beyond catfish and collard greens to the soul of African American cooking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lives in Chinese Music Author: Edited by Helen Rees
Pub Date: February 2009

The unique lives and careers of contemporary Chinese musicians   learn more...

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"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

Author: Stephane Dunn
Pub Date: August 2008

An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films   learn more...

link to catalog page, California Polyphony

California Polyphony

Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads

Author: Mina Yang
Pub Date: March 2008

Probing the intersection of music and racial politics in California   learn more...

link to catalog page KLINE, Circus Queen and Tinker Bell

Circus Queen and Tinker Bell

The Memoir of Tiny Kline

Author: Tiny Kline
Pub Date: July 2008

A glimpse of day-to-day life under the big top, from one of the circus's most remarkable performers   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Mouse Machine

The Mouse Machine

Disney and Technology

Author: J. P. Telotte
Pub Date: July 2008

How Disney used the latest technology to become an entertainment powerhouse   learn more...

link to catalog page, Self-Help Books

Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them

Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

Understanding instead of lamenting the popularity of self-help books   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Frankie Went to Hollywood

When Frankie Went to Hollywood

Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity

Author: Karen McNally
Pub Date: April 2008

Illuminating the cinematic career of a male pop icon   learn more...

link to catalog page FLEISCHHAUER, Bluegrass Odyssey

Bluegrass Odyssey

A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86

Author: Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Rosenberg
Pub Date: 2007

The music and culture of bluegrass as revealed through striking photographs and commentary   learn more...

link to catalog page WARE, Cajun Women and Mardi Gras

Cajun Women and Mardi Gras

Reading the Rules Backward

Author: Carolyn E. Ware
Pub Date: March 2007

How Cajun women have creatively refashioned the tradition of rural Mardi Gras runs   learn more...

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