Pioneers in Popular Culture Studies

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Ray Broadus Browne, Michael T. Marsden
Popular Press, 1999 - 234 pages
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association found a fixed canon and revolutionized the study of the humanities and social sciences in the United States and around the world by making that canon fluid. The full ramifications of this revolt against traditional academia not finished nor fully understood. This is a record of the goals and accomplishments of the pioneers in this field. The essays recall the barriers that the first pop culture scholars faced and tracks their achievements.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Gentleman Canon Breaker
17
Scholars of Everyday Culture
33
Rhetoric of Motives
67
Gentle Rebel
87
A Man for All Reasons
99
A Smile All Around
119
Diva of the Short Story
137
Making a Career Out of Curiosity
159
Tireless Worker and Mentor
187
Pioneer in the Field
199
Ms Mentor Meets Kate Chopin
207
A Pioneer in the Study of American
223
Contributors
233
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About the author (1999)

Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

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