Fascination machine : a study of pop music, mass mediation, and cultural iconography

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dc.contributor.advisor White, Patricia S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Alfred B. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:29Z
dc.date.created 1998 en_US
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1998 .J64 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186374
dc.description.abstract The mediation of popular musicians in the twentieth century results in the construction of cultural formations-mass mediated pop musician icons-that are, to various degrees, weighted down by the ideologies and concerns of those who receive them as mediated texts. In passing judgment on these cultural icons, the public engages in a massive act of reading, and in the process the icons become sites of personal and cultural signification. This study examines the nature of signification in and through mass mediated popular music icons by exploring the processes by which popular music icons are produced, circulated, and read as texts; and it examines, when appropriate, the significant content of these icons.
dc.format.extent i, 98 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Popular music -- United States -- Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media and culture -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Popular culture -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sound recording industry -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rock musicians -- United States. en_US
dc.title Fascination machine : a study of pop music, mass mediation, and cultural iconography en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1185429 en_US

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