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"This survey presents a thematic international historical past of pop culture targeting the interval because the finish of the second one international conflict. Raymond F. Betts considers the quick diffusion and "hybridization" of pop culture because the results of 3 stipulations of the realm because the finish of global struggle : instant communications, common intake in a market-based economic system and the visualization of truth. Betts considers the dominance of yank leisure media and behavior of intake, assessing version and destructive reactions to this influence." "Directed at scholars and normal readers thinking about the size and kinds of pop culture, the e-book offers an attractive advent to this pervasive and ever-changing subject."--BOOK JACKET.  Read more... pop culture in an early twentieth-century setting -- pop culture joins the conflict attempt -- Reconfiguring time and house -- photo this : a brand new international of pictures -- the entire world's a level : modern leisure in its many types -- fortunately spaced out : the topography of delight and diversion -- The unintentional results -- end : reconditioning the human

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Among its war movies, Hollywood produced Mrs. Miniver (1943), a film about a comfortably situated Englishwoman now gently exerting herself to hold together an otherwise shattered country town after her husband had gone to war and the local church had been bombed. The film was well received on both sides of the Atlantic, with Winston Churchill remarking that in terms of morale it was worth a couple of battleships. As for other shipping news, Goebbels produced Titanic (1941), a film that depicted the English as both World War Two 29 incompetent and cowardly.

He then joined Porsche in the front seats of a cabriolet. In another year the German army rolled off to war, the Volkswagen was made into a sort of German equivalent of the Jeep, and the German dream of a car for everyone was no longer visible in the thick smoke of battle. When the war ended, and Germany was divided into occupation zones controlled by each of the major victors in Europe (United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain and France), the Volkswagen plant, badly bombed but not destroyed, was in the British sector.

Welles was propelled to fame by the broadcast, and the effects of it have provided a case history in books on social psychology. But for sheer familiarity, as an invisible but regularly present companion, radio allowed the American housewife to leave the confinement of her home on airwaves. The serial melodramas known as “soap operas,” because their sponsors were generally manufacturers of soap products, provided both dramatic distraction and involvement for the housewife as she did the chores of ironing, dusting, preparing meals.

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