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Politics Through Popular Culture

Other Voices, Other Views: Cultural Conflict and Political Response

Dubin, Steven C. Displays of Power: Controversy in the American Museum from the Enola Gay to Sensation. 1999.
Fascinating stories of museums at the center of cultural and political debate, including the 1997 Great Russian-American Jewelry Truck Stalemate at the Corcoran Museum and the Enola Gay exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in 1994.

Luke, Timothy. Museum Politics: Power Plays at the Exhibition. AM151 L85 2002.

Article Databases

Try the indexes and databases on these library guides to find articles about politics and popular culture topics.

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Looking at Politics Through Popular Culture

This guide is intended to lead you to resources that use popular culture topics (sports, tv and movies, games, etc., to describe and analyze politics and the political scene. It is a work in progress, so check back often to see what's new.

General Overviews

Crothers, Lane. Globalization & American Popular Culture. S169.12 C74 2021.

Fojas, Camilla. Islands of Empire: Pop Culture & U.S. Power. P94.65 U6 F65 2014.

Glover, Robert W., and Daniel Tagliarina, eds. Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Films, Texts, and New Media in the Classroom. JA86 T42 2013.

Murray, Lead A., ed. Politics and Popular Culture. JA75.7 P6635 2010.

Shea, Daniel M., ed. Mass Politics: The Politics of Popular Culture. HM101 M335 1999.

Street, John. Politics and Popular Culture. JA75.7 S77 1997.

Reference Sources

Cogan, Brian, and Tony Kelso. Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture. Also available in print, P95.82 U6 C62 2009.

Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture. 6 vols. Reference  HM621 G74 2007.

Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. 2010.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. 5 vols. Reference E169.1 S764 2000.

Trials of the Century: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law. 2011.


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