A history of popular culture : more of everything, faster, by Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

"This survey offers a thematic worldwide background of pop culture targeting the interval because the finish of the second one international warfare. Raymond F. Betts considers the swift diffusion and "hybridization" of pop culture because the results of 3 stipulations of the realm because the finish of global conflict : immediate communications, frequent intake in a market-based economic system and the visualization of truth. Betts considers the dominance of yankee leisure media and conduct of intake, assessing edition and unfavorable reactions to this influence." "Directed at scholars and basic readers fascinated with the scale and varieties of pop culture, the ebook offers a fascinating advent to this pervasive and ever-changing subject."--BOOK JACKET.  Read more... pop culture in an early twentieth-century surroundings -- pop culture joins the battle attempt -- Reconfiguring time and house -- photograph this : a brand new international of pictures -- all of the world's a degree : modern leisure in its many kinds -- fortunately spaced out : the topography of enjoyment and diversion -- The accidental results -- end : reconditioning the human

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Hitler was enchanted and wanted to go ahead with production. He put together a dubious marketing scheme, promising Germans such a car if they made regular deposits toward its price through a governmental agency. A factory near Hanover in Eastern Germany was opened with fanfare in 1938, with a few of the forty-four prototypes then in existence standing bug-eyed, shiny black and at attention as Hitler cemented the foundation stone in place. He then joined Porsche in the front seats of a cabriolet.

Today, Volkswagen is Europe’s largest car producer, and one of its biggest markets is China. And on it goes. The world gets smaller: Concorde lifts off the runway at New York for the first time on 20 October 1977. The supersonic airliner’s last commercial transatlantic flight was on 24 October 2003 (© Bettmann/CORBIS). 3 Reconfiguring time and space “Take your time to go fast” read an advertisement of the 1980s for the French high speed trains, the TGVs. It was a clever new slogan addressing an old human problem, found in Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare: how to make best use of the time available.

Both Nazi Germany and Hollywood endorsed this idea. It was even championed by Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister of Nazi Germany. And so, in 1943, after the Germans had lost the Battle of Stalingrad and were beginning their long retreat home, Goebbels authorized the making of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchhausen (1943), a glitzy, in-color production of the around-the-world adventures of the madcap eighteenth-century baron. The camera was used not so much to tell a story as to display the elegance, sumptuousness and sensuousness of the scenes Munchhausen encountered, including a harem.

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