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Author Bergesen, Albert.
Title The depth of shallow culture : the high art of shoes, movies, novels, monsters, and toys / Albert J. Bergesen.
Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, [2006]
©2006

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  CB430 .B47 2006    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  CB430 .B47 2006    AVAILABLE  
Author Bergesen, Albert.
Series Studies in comparative social science
Studies in comparative social science.
Subject Popular culture.
Material culture.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Description vii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-122) and index.
Contents Introduction : the depth of shallow culture -- The baroque sneaker : how the history of the tennis shoe recapitulates Giorgio Vasari's Life cycle of art styles -- Rambo and Don Quixote : cultural icons of national decline -- A sociology of monsters : making mythical creatures in the United States and Japan -- A sociology of toys : how Transformers and Spiderman embody the philosophies of East and West -- Bringing the art object back in : toward a new realism in the sociology of culture.
ISBN 1594512736 (hc)
9781594512735 (hc)
1594512744 (paperback)
9781594512742 (paperback)
OCLC # 67383617
Table of Contents
Ch. 1Introduction : the depth of shallow culture1
Ch. 2The baroque sneaker : how the history of the tennis shoe recapitulates Giorgio Vasari's life cycle of art styles9
Ch. 3Rambo and Don Quixote : cultural icons of national decline41
Ch. 4A sociology of monsters : making mythical creatures in the United States and Japan63
Ch. 5A sociology of toys : how Transformers and Spiderman embody the philosophies of East and West87
Ch. 6Bringing the art object back in : toward a new realism in the Sociology of culture105


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