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This volume introduces a new concept that boldly breaks through the traditional dichotomy of high and low culture while offering a fresh approach to both: unpopular culture. From the works of David Foster Wallace and Ernest Hemingway to fanfiction and The Simpsons, from natural disasters to 9/11 and beyond, the essays find the unpopular across media and genres, analysing the politics and aesthetics of a side to culture that has been overlooked by previous theories and methods in cultural studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Cover Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Introduction: What is Unpopular Culture?
  2. pp. 7-30
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  1. Why We Talk the Talk We Talk: On the Emptiness of Terms, the Processual Un/Popular, and Benefits of Distinction—Some Auto-Ethnographical Remarks
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. Big Fish: On the Relative Popularity of Zane Grey and Ernest Hemingway
  2. pp. 41-60
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  1. How (Not) to Make People Like You: The Anti-Popular Art of David Foster Wallace
  2. pp. 61-80
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  1. Dissenting Commodities: Negotiations of (Un)popularity in Publications Critical of Post-9/11 U.S.-America
  2. pp. 81-94
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  1. Secrets, Lies and The Real Housewives: The Death of an (Un)Popular Genre
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. Karaoke Americanism Gangnam Style: K-pop, Wonder Girls, and the Asian Unpopular
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. ‘When order is lost, time spits’: The Abject Unpopular Art of Genesis (Breyer) P-Orridge
  2. pp. 129-146
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  1. ‘Famous in a Small Town’: The Authenticity of Unpopularity in Contemporary Country Music
  2. pp. 147-168
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  1. Making Christianity Cool: Christian Pop Music’s Quest for Popularity
  2. pp. 169-186
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  1. Listening to Bad Music: White Power and (Un)Popular Culture
  2. pp. 187-206
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  1. Hipster Black Metal?: Deafheaven’s Sunbather and the Evolution of an (Un)popular Genre
  2. pp. 207-228
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  1. Unpopular Culture and the American Reception of Tinariwen
  2. pp. 229-240
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  1. Cultural Studies and the Un/Popular: How the Ass-Kicking Work of Steven Seagal May Wrist-Break Our Paradigms of Culture
  2. pp. 241-258
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  1. Unpopular Sport Teams and the Social Psychology of ‘Anti-Fans’
  2. pp. 259-276
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  1. Popular, Unpopular: When First World War Museums Meet Facebook
  2. pp. 277-290
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  1. Unpopular American Natural Calamities and the Selectivity of Disaster Memory
  2. pp. 291-312
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  1. The Unpopular Profession?: Graduate Studies in the Humanities and the Genre of the ‘Thesis Hatement’
  2. pp. 313-330
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 331-336
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 337-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048528707
Related ISBN
9789089649669
MARC Record
OCLC
1111318853
Pages
339
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-04
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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