A History of Popular Culture

More of Everything, Faster and Brighter, 2nd ed
Author(s): 
Betts, Raymond F.
Author(s): 
Bly, Lyz
ISBN: 
9780415674362
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world since the end of World War Two: instantaneous communications, widespread consumption in a market-based economy and the visualization of reality. Betts considers the dominance of American entertainment media and habits of consumption, assessing adaptation and negative reactions to this influence