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See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular culture category. Presented with a red border are the Popular culture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Popular culture books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Psychic Soviet

The Psychic Soviet

Author: Ian F Svenonius Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Love and Death in the Great War

Love and Death in the Great War

Americans today harbor no strong or consistent collective memory of the First World War. Ask why the country fought or what they accomplished, and democracy is the most likely if vague response. The circulation of confusing or lofty rationales for intervention began as soon as President Woodrow Wilson secured a war declaration in April 1917. Yet amid those shifting justifications, Love and Death in the Great War argues, was a more durable and resonant one: Americans would fight for home and family. Officials in the military and government, grasping this crucial reality, invested the war with personal meaning, as did popular culture. Make your mother proud of you/And the Old Red White and Blue went George Cohan's famous tune Over There. Federal officials and their allies in public culture, in short, told the war story as a love story. Intervention came at a moment when arbiters of traditional home and family were regarded as under pressure from all sides: industrial work, women's employment, immigration, urban vice, woman suffrage, and the imagined threat of black sexual aggression. Alleged German crimes in France and Belgium seemed to further imperil women and children. War promised to restore convention, stabilize gender roles, and sharpen male character. Love and Death in the Great War tracks such ideas of redemptive war across public and private spaces, policy and implementation, home and front, popular culture and personal correspondence. In beautifully rendered prose, Andrew J. Huebner merges untold stories of ordinary men and women with a history of wartime culture. Studying the radiating impact of war alongside the management of public opinion, he recovers the conflict's emotional dimensions-its everyday rhythms, heartbreaking losses, soaring possibilities, and broken promises.

Tweenhood Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

Tweenhood Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

Author: Melanie (University of Leicester, UK) Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A powerful female, pre-adolescent, consumer demographic has emerged in tandem with girls becoming more visible in popular culture since the 1990s. Yet the cultural anxiety that this has caused has received scant academic attention. In Tweenhood, Melanie Kennedy rectifies this and examines mainstream, pre-adolescent girls' films, television programmes and celebrities from 2004 onwards, including A Cinderella Story (2004), Hannah Montana (2006) and Camp Rock (2008). Her book forges a dialogue between post-feminism, film and television, celebrity and most importantly; the figure of the tween. Kennedy examines how these media texts, which are so key to tween culture, address and construct their target audience by helping them to 'choose' an appropriately feminine identity. Tweenhood then, she argues, is transient and a discursive construct whose unpacking highlights the deification of celebrity and femininity within its culture.

Parks and Recreation On Waffles, Friends, and Work

Parks and Recreation On Waffles, Friends, and Work

Author: Running Press Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A Portable Piece of Pawnee! This fun mini book features memorable quotes and full-color images from the show and plenty of wisdom, advice, and laughs from your favorite small-town characters.

The Office Antics and Adventures from Dunder Mifflin

The Office Antics and Adventures from Dunder Mifflin

Author: Christine Kopaczewski Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Fall in love all over again with the lovable and quirky staff of Dunder Mifflin! This fun mini book features memorable quotes and full-color images from the show and plenty of wisdom, advice, and laughs from your favorite paper company.

Made in Hong Kong Studies in Popular Music

Made in Hong Kong Studies in Popular Music

Author: Anthony Fung Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2020

Made in Hong Kong: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth and twenty-first century popular music in Hong Kong. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars in the field, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Hong Kong. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Cantopop, History and Legacy; Genres, Format and Identity; Significant Artists; and Contemporary Cantopop.

Made in Hong Kong Studies in Popular Music

Made in Hong Kong Studies in Popular Music

Author: Anthony Fung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2020

Made in Hong Kong: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth and twenty-first century popular music in Hong Kong. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars in the field, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Hong Kong. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Cantopop, History and Legacy; Genres, Format and Identity; Significant Artists; and Contemporary Cantopop.

Welcome to Pawnee The Ultimate Fan's Guide to Parks and Recreation

Welcome to Pawnee The Ultimate Fan's Guide to Parks and Recreation

Author: Amy Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2020

This illustrated book is a celebration of everyone's favorite municipal mockumentary TV series, Parks and Recreation. Throughout its seven-season run, Parks and Recreation was nominated for a staggering 14 Emmy Awards, and after its third season in 2012 was named by TIME magazine as the best TV show of the year. Although its final season aired five years ago, Parks and Recreation still gives us the same warm fuzzies (and full knee-slapping laughs) as when we saw it first. In this book, a loving homage to Parks and Recreation, you'll find plenty of interactive activities like: The 'Which Pawnee Municipal Department Do You Belong To?' Quiz; Leslie Knope's Perfect Waffle Recipe; The Burt Macklin FBI (Probably Official) Training Manual; and Donna Meagle's Tips for Mercedes Upholstery Maintenance. This book is also laden with trivia-tastic breakdowns of each season, and Parks and Recreation's myriad recurring guest characters (including Tammy 1, 2 and/or 3). Pick up your copy now and relive the glory years we all lovingly spent in Pawnee. We leave you, now, with these immortal words from Pawnee's own Bard, Ron Swanson: I regret nothing. The end.

Star Wars: How to Speak Astromech with BB-8

Star Wars: How to Speak Astromech with BB-8

Author: JAKe Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2020

Featuring one of the most popular characters from the new Star Wars films, How to Speak Astromech with BB-8 collects 10 essential BB sounds alongside tongue-in-cheek translations and playful illustrations. Ten droidspeak audio clips, translation and conversation tips, and funny illustrated scenarios help readers understand and get the best out of their own droid companion in a galaxy far, far away. This sound-driven operator's guide demonstrates the many amazing qualities of the BB-series of astromechs--including bravery, resourcefulness, curiosity, comedy, and more--all through the entertaining adventures of BB-8. - New insights on a beloved character that will delight Star Wars fans of all ages - Follows the success of the sound books How to Speak Wookiee and How to Speak Droid with R2-D2 - Packed with inside jokes BB-8's (frankly adorable) ball-droid construction, spherical mobility, handy tool bays, dedication and loyalty to their owners make them great mechanical allies and friends. This sound book celebrates the Star Wars droids and all their quirky traits. - A celebration of the fan favorite BB-8 and fresh fun from the new trilogy and beyond - A perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages - Add it to the collection of books like Solo: A Star Wars Story Sound Book by Erin Rose Wage, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Flashlight Adventure Book by Phoenix International Publications, and BB-8 on the Run by Drew Daywalt

Who Is The Doctor 2

Who Is The Doctor 2

Author: Graeme Burk, Robert Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Chalamania 50 reasons your internet boyfriend Timothee Chalamet is perfection

Chalamania 50 reasons your internet boyfriend Timothee Chalamet is perfection

Author: Billie Oliver Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2020

This book is a chic love letter to the shaggy-haired, angelically cheekboned heartthrob: Timothee Chalamet. It's author Billie Oliver's very own illustrated love letter, and if it results in Timothee reaching out to Billie and her getting his number, well, that's certainly worth coming across as a little creepy. Right? The world has fallen in love with Timothee Chalamet, thanks largely to his skillful performances in films like Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name and Beautiful Boy. But it isn't just Timothee's acting chops that have won him the world's - particularly, the Twitter and Instagram world's - devotion ... Clearly, the aforementioned cheekbones go a long way, as does his floppy hair and dreamy green eyes. But, do you know he speaks French? That he takes red carpet selfies with Glenn Close? Or that he takes consistently bold risks on every red carpet, fashion-wise? (We all remember the Louis Vitton sequined harness.) That he's happy to talk about that time he cried watching Interstellar for the first time because he thought his role was bigger? And that he brought his sister as his date to the Golden Globes Awards? There are so many reasons to be crushing on Timothee Chalamet right now, so let us indulge the Chalamania and count just 50 of the things we adore about him most. And Timothee, if you're reading this - call me.