Welcome to H-PCAACA, a member of the H-NET Humanities Online initiative. H-PCAACA encourages scholarly collaboration and discussion about popular, American and world cultures. This network, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, also serves as an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.

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Recent Content

Author: 
Laura Hapke
Reviewer: 
Melissa Walker

Walker on Hapke, 'Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work, and Fiction in the American 1930s'

Laura Hapke. Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work, and Fiction in the American 1930s. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. xxi + 286 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1718-2.

Reviewed by Melissa Walker (Department of History and Politics, Converse College) Published on H-PCAACA (July, 1996)

Women in the 1930s: Workers or Homemakers?

Author: 
Stephen Soitos
Reviewer: 
Daniel Walden

Walden on Soitos, 'The Blues Detective: A Study of African American Detective Fiction'

Stephen Soitos. The Blues Detective: A Study of African American Detective Fiction. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996. xiii + 260 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87023-996-0; $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87023-995-3.

Reviewed by Daniel Walden (Penn State University) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

Author: 
Michael Paris
Reviewer: 
Uday Mohan

Mohan on Paris, 'From the Wright Brothers to Top Gun: Aviation, Nationalism and Popular Cinema'

Michael Paris. From the Wright Brothers to Top Gun: Aviation, Nationalism and Popular Cinema. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1995. 218 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-4073-3.

Reviewed by Uday Mohan (American University) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

Air War and National Pride in Film

Author: 
Herbert I. Schiller
Reviewer: 
John Dixon

Dixon on Schiller, 'Information Inequality: The Deepening Social Crisis in America'

Herbert I. Schiller. Information Inequality: The Deepening Social Crisis in America. New York: Routledge, 1995. xvi + 149 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-90765-1; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-90764-4.

Reviewed by John Dixon (Boston University) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

Media Dominance and Oppression

Author: 
Rhona J. Berenstein
Reviewer: 
Stephen P. Budney

Budney on Berenstein, 'Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema'

Rhona J. Berenstein. Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. xvi + 274 pp. $67.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-08462-8; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-08463-5.

Reviewed by Stephen P. Budney (University of Mississippi) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

The Horror Film and Gender Issues

Author: 
Stephen J. Whitfield
Reviewer: 
Philip J. Landon

Landon on Whitfield, 'The Culture of the Cold War, 2d ed'

Stephen J. Whitfield. The Culture of the Cold War, 2d ed. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. viii + 275 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-5195-7; $38.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-5196-4.

Reviewed by Philip J. Landon (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

The Cold War in Culture and Politics

Author: 
Rhona J. Berenstein
Reviewer: 
Robert Chamberlain

Chamberlain on Berenstein, 'Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema'

Rhona J. Berenstein. Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. xvi + 274 pp. $67.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-08462-8; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-08463-5.

Reviewed by Robert Chamberlain (Emory, Virginia) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

Horror Films and the Theory of Gaze

Author: 
Elaine G. Breslaw
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Putzi

Putzi on Breslaw, 'Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies'

Elaine G. Breslaw. Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies. New York: New York University Press, 1996. xxv + 243 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-1227-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer Putzi (University of Nebraska-Lincoln ) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

The Witches of Salem--Race and Gender/Puritan Era

Author: 
Robert C. Doyle
Reviewer: 
Mark D. Van Ells

Van Ells on Doyle, 'Voices from Captivity: Interpreting the American POW Narrative'

Robert C. Doyle. Voices from Captivity: Interpreting the American POW Narrative. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994. xiii + 370 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0663-4.

Reviewed by Mark D. Van Ells (CUNY-Queensborough) Published on H-PCAACA (June, 1996)

POW Narratives as a Genre--Puritans to the Gulf

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