Hip: The History - John Leland

Hip: The History

By John Leland

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-10-13
  • Book Genre: Social Science
  • Author: John Leland
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Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland tracks the arc of ideas as they move from subterranean Bohemia to Madison Avenue and back again. Hip: The History examines how hip has helped shape -- and continues to influence -- America's view of itself, and provides an incisive account of hip's quest for authenticity.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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  • Great book

    By FinFanForr
    I use this as the primary text for a college cultural studies course about pop culture, technology, media and the ongoing influence these things have on our lives. It is absolutely outstanding. Leland covers a lot of territory, makes fascinating observations and introduces readers to interesting historical figures that they should be familiar with ... but may not be.
  • Great book

    By OGD96
    Hip: the history is fabulous. It's a difficult start and it took me awhile to get through, but I enjoyed reading leland's account of the evolution of pop culture and the notion of "hip." this is a great book for any anthropologically inclined hipster.

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