Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s

Richard A. Hallauthor

Richard A. Hall, PhD, resides in Laredo, TX.

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s



Pages 304
Topics Amy Winehouse;Avatar;Beyoncé and Jay-Z;Breaking Bad;Brokeback Mountain;Harry Potter;House;9/11;RuPaul's Drag Race;Slumdog Millionaire;Tiger Woods;American History: Culture

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Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s

Author(s): Hall, Richard;
Contributors: Hall, Richard;

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s comprehensively examines popular culture in the 2000s, placing the culture of the decade in historical context and showing how it not only reflected but also influenced its times.

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s starts with a timeline of major historical pop culture events of the 2000s, followed by an introduction describing what the U.S. was like at the beginning of the new millennium and how it would change throughout the decade. Next come chapters broken down by medium: television, sports, music, movies, literature, technology, media, and fashion and art. A chapter on controversies in popular culture is followed by a chapter on game-changers, featuring 20 individuals who made a major impact on the U.S. in the 2000s. Finally, a conclusion shows the impact that pop culture in the 2000s has had on the U.S. in the years since.

This volume serves as a comprehensive resource for high school and college students studying popular culture in the 2000s. It provides a summary of total impact, plus specific insights into each individual topic. It also includes a wide swath of the scholarship produced on the subject to date.

  • Covers the people, events, and ideas whose impact is still felt in the years since the 2000s, rather than simply telling the history of a decade
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of strands composing the culture of the decade
  • Covers the personalities who helped to shape the decade
  • Suggests areas of further exploration for students of popular culture

SortTitle: pop goes the decade: the 2000s
Keyword(s): Amy Winehouse; Avatar; Beyoncé and Jay-Z; Breaking Bad; Brokeback Mountain; Harry Potter; House; 9/11; RuPaul's Drag Race; Slumdog Millionaire; Tiger Woods; American History: Culture
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Richard A. Hallauthor

Richard A. Hall, PhD, resides in Laredo, TX.

eISBN-13: 9781440868139
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440868122
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 20210430
Series: Pop Goes the Decade