CALL FOR PAPERS – special issue of the Danish historical journal, temp: tidsskrift for historie, on:
Transnational Popular Culture
Popular culture, defined as market-driven entertainment and lifestyle, emerged in the wake of the industrialization of Western Europe and North America in the 19th century.
During the 20th century popular culture became a global phenomenon, affecting all communities around the world to a greater or lesser degree. The strongest impulses came after World War II and through the dissemination of cultural expressions from Western Europe and the U.S.A. to the rest of the world.
But although some countries have had a leading role, transnational influences are in fact rooted in Africa, Asia and Europe as well as in North and South America, and the popular cultural expressions can be very different depending on where you look.
This special issue focuses on all aspects of transnational popular culture.
Contributions may be based on questions such as:
• How did the various popular cultural expressions arise and how did they spread?
• Which parts of a culture is it that are being spread across borders?
• How is popular culture embedded locally?
• How profound is the impact of popular cultural influences, and are they equally present everywhere?
• What kinds of popular cultural trends have bypassed the U.S.A. and Western Europe, and have spread, for example, from Asia to Africa and Latin America?
Deadline: 1 October 2012
Contributions are expected to be of approximately 15 pages and can be written in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, and should be sent to Poul Duedahl: email@example.com
The issue is edited by Niels Kayser Nielsen (Aarhus University), Søren Hein Rasmussen (Aarhus University), Nils Arne Sørensen (University of Southern Denmark) and Poul Duedahl (Aalborg University) and is published in June 2013.
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