Mass Media and Mass Culture/Popular Culture
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Gorman, Paul R. Left Intellectuals and Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
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Inniss, Sherrie. Disco Divas: Women and Popular Culture in the 1970s. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
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Kibler, M. Alison. Rank Ladies: Gender and Cultural Hierarchy in American Vaudeville. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Kibler, M. Alison. Censoring Racial Ridicule: Irish, Jewish, and African American Struggles Over Race and Representation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
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Smulyan, Susan. Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Snyder, Robert W. The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Spiegel, Lynn. Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.
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Toll, Robert C. On With the Show: The First Century of Show Business in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
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Van Deburg, William L. New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
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