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Popular culture : cavespace to cyberspace
Fishwick, Marshall W. (Marshall William), 1923-2006.
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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CB430 .F574 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A comprehensive, informal overview of world history and popular culture.

Popular Culture: From Cavespace to Cyberspace traces the history of people's cultures from primitive to postmodern times. Educational, informative, and absorbing, this book contains interesting facts on such figures as King Tut, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, and Madonna, linking you to the world, past and present.

Popular Culture highlights important historical events such as the American, French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions while examining world-changing social movements. You will go on a journey through time, exploring the cultures of the world, venturing from cavespace to tomb space, to temple space, then medieval space, to modern space and post-modern epochs, and finally to cyberspace.

While moving through cultural history, you will explore such stories and discoveries as: the 1991 discovery of Oetzi the Ice Man, who is 5,300 years old the legends of the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Americans who or what turned on the light to the Dark Ages the impact of René Descartes: "I think, therefore I am," and the inspiration of the Enlightenment modernism and the determination to be up to date the incredible 20th century that McDonaldized the world postmodernism and its technology cyburbia and globalism Popular Culture contains a wide collection of stories covering cultural phenomena such as Tutmania, the Crusades, the Ninja Turtles, Hamburger University, elitism, Shakespeare, America's Frontier Thesis, The Global Village, and the coming millennium. You will be intrigued by the plethora of fascinating links that Professor Fishwick makes in this comprehensive guide to ever-changing popular culture.

Table of Contents

Ray BrownePeter C. Rollins
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
What Is Our Goal?p. xxi
Part I Forethoughts
Back to the Ice Agep. 3
Definitionsp. 7
Popular-Common Culturep. 13
A Movable Feastp. 17
Perspectivesp. 22
Words, Words, Wordsp. 30
The Prince of Popp. 34
Anti-Popp. 38
Fame and the Famousp. 42
The Mosaic As Metaphorp. 50
New Parametersp. 53
Part II Time and Space
Timep. 57
Hurry-Up Timep. 59
In the Beginningp. 64
Cavespacep. 71
Tombspacep. 79
Templespacep. 89
Forumspacep. 93
Medievalp. 102
Modernp. 110
F.D.R.p. 117
Elvis the Incrediblep. 120
Twistingp. 123
Musicp. 126
Postmodernp. 129
Some Postmodern Questionsp. 136
Cyberspacep. 140
The Return of the Ludditesp. 144
Gardenspace to Cyberspacep. 146
Part III Themes
Peoplep. 159
Lorep. 166
Fakelorep. 173
Poplorep. 178
Springlorep. 182
Iconsp. 185
Golden Bangladeshp. 192
Global Villagep. 202
Part IV Links
East and Westp. 213
Everyman to Everyfanp. 219
Ray and Ronaldp. 227
Part V Afterthoughts
The Iceman Cometh--Againp. 239
We Are One--and Yet...p. 240
Monoculturep. 242
Fling Wide the Gates!p. 245
The Pop Heard Round the Worldp. 247
Some Final Thoughtsp. 250
Notesp. 257
Further Readingp. 261
Indexp. 269