Metapop: Self-referentiality in Contemporary American Popular Culture (Paperback)
  • Metapop: Self-referentiality in Contemporary American Popular Culture (Paperback)
zoom

Metapop: Self-referentiality in Contemporary American Popular Culture (Paperback)

(author)
£25.50
Paperback 202 Pages / Published: 30/01/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Since no other book has been written on this subject, Metapop blazes a trail into new territory. The author writes very clearly and gracefully and expresses what could be difficult critical concepts in concise and comprehensible prose free of jargon. He identifies a major characteristic of our culture and provides a definitive guide to the phenomenon. Metapop is his term for popular culture's reflection of itself in its genres. This ""self-referentiality"" is becoming a major characteristic of our popular culture, one in which genre is meta-physical mirror of itself. Examples occur frequently in films, television shows, the comics, and music. For instance, in Mel Brooks's film Spaceballs, Dark Helmet tracks his nemesis Lone Star by renting and viewing a videocassette of Spaceballs. SCTV, a television program, consists of comic sketches about television programs. Saturday Night Live consistently parodies and satirizes popular films and TV shows. In Moonlighting David Addison breaks off an argument with his cohort Maddie Hayes to explain his side of it directly to the viewing audience. In another instance, country-rock star Jerry Lee Lewis sings ""My life would make a damn good country song."" This is the first study to address the ever-growing curiosity of pop culture's reflection of itself in its art forms and to explore the extent to which ""metapop"" permeates our media and our society. The author's intelligent and well-articulated arguments show that he has identified a novel characteristic of our culture and has provided a definitive guide to understanding.

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604735130
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 321 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Life After Dark
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Retromania
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Rodinsky'S Room
Added to basket
Germany - Culture Smart!
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Gang Leader for a Day
Added to basket
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
The Fangirl's Guide To The Galaxy
Added to basket
Vader's Little Princess
Added to basket
Danse Macabre
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
MOD
Added to basket
MOD
£12.99
Paperback
A Japanese Mirror
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Geek-Art: An Anthology
Added to basket
Lipstick Traces
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Ghana - Culture Smart!
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.