Publisher marketing: "Hip: The History" is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the 20th century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland tracks the arc of ideas as they move from subterranean Bohemia to Madison Avenue and back again. "Hip: The History" examines how hip has helped shape -- and continues to influence -- America's view of itself, and provides an incisive account of hip's quest for authenticity.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading and more.
Additional details: Weight: .74 lbs Dimensions: 7.99 x 5.38 x 1.09 Binding: Paperback ISBN: 0060528184 Publisher: Harper Perennial Author: John Leland Pages: 405 Publication date: August 02, 2005