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Concise Dictionary of Popular Culture

Concise Dictionary of Popular Culture

by Marcel Danesi
Hardback
Publication Date: 15/12/2016
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The Concise Dictionary of Popular Culture covers the theories, media forms, fads, celebrities and icons, genres, and terms of popular culture. From Afropop and Anime to Oprah Winfrey and the X-Files, the book provides more than just accessible definitions. Each of the more than 800 entries is cross-referenced with other entries to highlight points of connection, a thematic index allows readers to see common elements between disparate ideas, and more than 70 black and white photos bring entries to life.
ISBN:
9781442253117
9781442253117
Category:
Society & social sciences
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-12-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
263.4x182.12x25.4mm
Weight:
0.88kg
Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi is a professor at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively about puzzles, including this trilogy published by Harlequin Books: Total Brain Workout, Extreme Brain Workout, and Complete Brain Workout. He also creates puzzles for the Toronto Star's "That's Puzzling" weekend supplement and he composes brainteasers for the Canadian edition of Reader's Digest.

In addition, he writes a puzzle blog for Psychology Today. He has also published academic books on puzzles: The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life and The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi: The Ten Greatest Math Puzzles of All Time. He appears frequently on major media, such as CBC and NPR, to discuss puzzles and their meaning for brain health. He has founded a research center at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences to explore the use of puzzles in education.

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