Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture
by Brian Cogan;Tony Kelso (9780313343797)

Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture
 

Brian Cogan;Tony Kelso


Release Date: 01 October 2009
Format: Hardback
Pages: 399
Category: Popular Culture
ISBN: 9780313343797
ISBN-10: 0313343799



Whether it's television, radio, concerts, live appearances by comedians, Internet websites, or even the political party conventions themselves, the mixing of politics and popular culture is frequently on display. The "Encyclopedia of the Media, Politics, and Popular Culture" examines the people, major events, media, and controversies in ten thematic chapters and over 150 entries to provide an invaluable resource for any student, scholar, or everyday political junkie needing a comprehensive introduction to the subject.

On a typical weeknight in the United States, millions shun the traditional evening network news broadcasts and, instead, later grab their remotes to turn to Comedy Central to catch up on the political happenings of the day, delivered by the comedian Jon Stewart on the faux news program, "The Daily Show." Immediately afterwards, they might stay tuned to "The Colbert Report" for another dosage of hilarious, fake news that, to them, comes across more honestly than the serious version they could watch on CNN. Whether it's television, radio, concerts, live appearances by comedians, Internet websites, or even the political party conventions themselves, the mixing of politics and popular culture is frequently on display. The "Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture" provides in-depth coverage of these fascinating, and often surprising intersections in both historical and contemporary culture.

This highly readable and entertaining encyclopedia provides a sweeping survey of the historic and ongoing interplay between politics, the media, and popular culture in 10 thought-provoking chapters. The volume is enhanced with the inclusion of over 150 entries to allow students and researchers easily locate more in-depth information on topics ranging from political scandals to YouTube.

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