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Category: Area Studies -> Canada -> Inventory #27395
Covering Niagara : Studies in Local Popular Culture
Nicks, Joan; Grant, Barry Keith
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Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Place: Ontario
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9781554582211
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published
This book closely examines some of the myriad forms of popular culture in the Niagara region of Canada. Essays consider common assumptions and definitions of what popular culture is and seek to determine whether broad theories of popular culture can explain or make sense of localised instances of popular culture and the cultural experiences of people in their daily lives. Among the many topics covered are local bicycle parades and war memorials, cooking and wine culture, radio and movie-going, music stores and music scenes, tourist sites, and blackface minstrel shows. The authors approach their subjects from a variety of critical and historical perspectives and employ a range of methodologies that includes cultural studies, textual analysis, archival research, and participant interviews. Altogether, the book provides a richly diverse mapping of the popular culture of a particular area of Canada and demonstrates the complexities of everyday culture. 376pp.
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