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"This survey offers a thematic international background of pop culture concentrating on the interval because the finish of the second one international warfare. Raymond F. Betts considers the fast diffusion and "hybridization" of pop culture because the results of 3 stipulations of the area because the finish of worldwide battle : immediate communications, common intake in a market-based economic system and the visualization of fact. Betts considers the dominance of yank leisure media and conduct of intake, assessing variation and adverse reactions to this influence." "Directed at scholars and basic readers desirous about the scale and sorts of pop culture, the booklet presents a fascinating creation to this pervasive and ever-changing subject."--BOOK JACKET.  Read more... pop culture in an early twentieth-century surroundings -- pop culture joins the warfare attempt -- Reconfiguring time and house -- photo this : a brand new international of pictures -- the entire world's a degree : modern leisure in its many types -- fortunately spaced out : the topography of enjoyment and diversion -- The unintentional results -- end : reconditioning the human

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The name caught on and soon became a term of endearment matching that of “Tin Lizzie” for the Model-T Ford. One decade after the initial production, the millionth Beetle had been produced in Wolfsburg. By 1962, 1 million had been imported into the United States. Then factories were opened in Mexico, Nigeria, Australia, Argentina and South Africa. VW phased out production of the Beetle in Europe in 1978, but production continued until July 2003 in Mexico. The last Beetle built there, painted light blue, was no.

Clothing distinctions, so long the visual demarcation between rich and poor, gave way; and youth dress, formerly little more than a derivative of adult fashion, emerged as the new and profitable fashion line. 32 A History of Popular Culture The two obvious items that expressed youthful rebelliousness against formality were T-shirts and jeans. Both quickly won acceptance, because they were worn by young ex-servicemen and popularized through the films of Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951 and The Wild One, 1954) and James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause, 1955).

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