The Resource Public Culture : Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States

Public Culture : Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States

Label
Public Culture : Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States
Title
Public Culture
Title remainder
Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the United States today many people are as likely to identify themselves by their ethnicity or region as by their nationality. In this country with its diversity and inequalities, can there be a shared public culture? Is there an unbridgeable gap between cultural variety and civic unity, or can public forms of expression provide an opportunity for Americans to come together as a people?InPublic Culture: Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States, an interdisciplinary group of scholars addresses these questions while considering the state of American public culture over the past one hundred years. From medicine shows to the Internet, from the Los Angeles Plaza to the Las Vegas Strip, from the commemoration of the Oklahoma City bombing to television programming after 9/11, public sights and scenes provide ways to negotiate new forms of belonging in a diverse, postmodern community. By analyzing these cultural phenomena, the essays in this volume reveal how mass media, consumerism, increased privatization of space, and growing political polarization have transformed public culture and the very notion of the American public. Focusing on four central themespublic action, public image, public space, and public identityand approaching shared culture from a range of disciplinesincluding mass communication, history, sociology, urban studies, ethnic studies, and cultural studiesPublic Cultureoffers refreshing perspectives on a subject of perennial significance
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1.P935 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Public Culture : Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn843076417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812222029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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421068
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.b29269143
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843076417
  • pebcs0812206843

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