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Immigration and American Popular Culture
Author: Rachel Lee Rubin

ISBN: 9780814775530
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 21 November 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 1.9
Description:
View the Table of Contents. Read the Introduction.Rachel Rubin and Jeff Melnick show us the skinny on pop's melting pot. The cauldron does not burn off immigrant character, creating American sameness, but intensifies its many tastes. Ladle after ladle of ethnic infusions go into the pot--Scarface to Gypsy Punks, pachuco zoot suiters to Ravi Shankar, Jimmy Cliff to West Side Story. They compound the terms of race and place until they reform the mainstream. And, suddenly, that old wasp canon has become just another ethnic style. --W. T. Lhamon, Jr., author, most recently, of Jump Jim Crow: Lost Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular CultureA sprawling and uniquely synthetic account of the role immigrants have played as performers, entrepreneurs, and as the subjects of the mass culture industry. Brings a stunning, transnational array of immigrant cultural forms, immigration policies, and cohorts together in new and important ways. --Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeHow does a 'national' popular culture form and grow over time in a nation comprised of immigrants? How have immigrants used popular culture in Ameri...

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