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Last updated: August 27, 2012

Assigned and Suggested Readings
Harry Potter site-ings
Researching Popular Culture on the Web
Popular Culture Readings on the Web
Midterm self-evaluation - posted during mid-term week

Drinking in History Rosenzweig: "The Rise of the Saloon," 
Taverns in early America
The Rise and Fall of the Bard Levine: "Shakespeare and  the American 
     People,"  pp.157-189
About Shakespeare
DuBois: Shakespeare and 19th Century Drama
On films
About his language  
The N.Y.Times on Shakespeare
Shopping Popular Culture History Williams: "The Dream World..." pp.198-233 Eisenbeis, "Mall of America"
Chicago's Columbian Exhibition 1893
Gibian, "Shopping Center Spaces"
Timeline- history of advertising
Learning to Buy 1900-1920
Reading Popular Culture  Radway:"Interpretive..Reading,"  pp.465-84 Fish on Meaning
3 Pigs in various cultures
See Romance Novels covers
See more Romance Novels covers
See even more
Recycled Popular Culture *Eco: "Innovation and Repetition" 
Bellando, "Better than the Original"
Pottering with Popular Culture Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Many Potter sites
Propp Fairy Tale generator
Folktales & Mythologies e-texts
Levi-Strauss on Myth
Philip Pullman - (better than Rowling?)
Globalization of Popular Culture

 Macdougall, "Transnational Commodities as Local Icons:Barbie Dolls in Mexico

Gambling  Geertz: "Deep Play,"  pp.239-269 Geertz ideas
On-line gaming games
Essays on cockfighting in Bali and elsewhere
Who Authors Popular Culture?  Foucault: "What is an Author," pp.446-62 Authoring Foucault
Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare?
Stratemayer - an author of many names
Harry Pottercartoon
Muggle's Net: name origins, games, creatures, song parodies, etc. & etc.
Discussion guide to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Harry Potter Lexicon
Song Lyrics: Harry In The Sky With Bludgers 
Daniel Radosh, "Harry Potter: The digital remix"
Book notes on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Literature Notes on...Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Christian critique of Harry Potter
Multiple choice questions on each chapter
Another Potter  site
Links to lots of other Harry Potter sites
Download or listen to Harry Potter themed bands
Listen to Harry Potter Movies   
YTMND - Snape Can Dance If He Wants To!
His Dark Materials [an unofficial fansite]
carL car3

Researching Popular Culture 
On the Web

Popular Culture Sites

Cultural Studies Center
Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Cultural studies central
Popular culture surfing
American Popular Culture: Online Resources
Popular Music & Youth Culture
Popular Culture Readings
Public Culture
Pop cult site - death, fashion, etc.


Globalization Sites to Check out

Some globalization studies
Gobalization&popular culture
Social Science Data Archives
Television around the world
Researching Consumer Cultures
Global Consumer Culture links
Resources for Myths around the World



Books: The Online Books Page
Books: Book.Spot
Books: Internet Public Library
Books: Electronic Text Center
Books: Etext Archives
Books: Gutenberg Project
Books: Internet Public Library
Books: Library Spot
Books: netLibrary
Books on Folk Tales

DePaul Library Research Guides

 Sociology Research Guide  
 Mass Media Research Guide
American Studies Research Guide

Video Gaming
Talk Like a Gamer   Deciphering the jargon
"Making Sense of Software: Computer Games and Interactive Textuality" Friedman
The Structure of Video Game Narration   Kirksæther 
"The World Is My Game Room"  Kafka
"Literary Theory and Computer Games"   Kucklich
Video Games and Young Players
"Perspectives of Computer Game Philology"  Kucklich
"Gore Galore: Literary Theory and Computer Games"  Rockwell 
Yin-Yang Theory for Movies and Computer Games
Yahoo's Directory of Video Games/Members


Beginning of a Collection of 

Popular Culture Readings on the Web

 MTV and the Globalization of Popular Culture
Janet Wolff, Cultural Studies and the Sociology of Culture
Will Straw, The Thingishness of Things 
Mark Woolley, Beyond Simulation:  Production and the Nostalgia Industry
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (1944)from Dialectic of Enlightenment
Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions
Adam Katz, "Postmodern Cultural Studies: A Critique
Peter Gibian, The Art of Being Off-Center: Shopping Center Spaces and Spectacles
Robin Markowitz, Canonizing the Popular
David Butz, Finding Space for Resistant Subcultures
Norma Schulman,Conditions of their Own Making: An Intellectual History of the Centre for Contemp.Cult.Studies at Univ.of Birmingham
Disney World: Cities of Simulation as Postmodern Utopias
On Fish and meaning
Ted Friedman, The World of Coca-Cola 
Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction -
S.Jena, Globalisation and Popular Culture:  Reading Advertisements Sociologically
MTV (global)
Japanese Popular Culture: Japan Pop!
Kellner, Nietzsche's Critique of Mass Culture
Cultural Values in Beer Advertising: A look at beer commericals from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.
Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization
Mass Mediations:New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond
Alex Perry, Coca-Colonization
Danielle Todd, Transnational Advertising
Renegotiating Culture and Society in a Global Context- Stacy Takacs
Brad Eirich, MTV
Contesting Globalisms: The Transnationalization of U.S. Cultural Studies, Claudia Sadowski-Smith

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