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Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture
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Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Sheila Whiteley

Abstract

How do we understand Christmas? What does it mean? This book is a lively introduction to the study of popular culture through one central case study. It explores the cultural, social, and historical contexts of Christmas in the UK, USA, and Australia, covering such topics as fiction, film, television, art, newspapers and magazines, war, popular music, and carols. Chapters explore the ways in which the production of meaning is mediated by the social and cultural activities surrounding Christmas (watching Christmas films, television, listening or engaging with popular music and carols), its rela ... More

Keywords: Christmas, popular culture, social activities, cultural activities, film, television, carols, values, community, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748628087
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheila Whiteley, author