Detroit :, St. James Press, A part of Cengage Learning,, 2013.
5 volumes : illustrations, some color ; 29 cm
V. 1. A-Cra
v. 2. Cre-H
v. 3. I-New
v. 4. Nia-Sty
v. 5. Sub-Z, Indexes.
The St. James Encyclopedia Of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., updates and augments the over ten-year-old first edition. It includes 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. The entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance). The entries analyze each topic or person's significance in and relevance to American popular culture; in addition to basic factual information, readers will gain perspective on the cultural context in which the topic or person has importance.