The University of Wisconsin Press

Popular Culture


The Guide to United States Popular Culture
Edited by Ray B. Browne and Pat Browne

Popular Press, an imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press

Now available—a major reference work

"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."—Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association

"At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."—Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association

"The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."—Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association

Features to The Guide to United States Popular Culture:

1,010 pages
1,600 entries
500 contributors
Alphabetic entries
Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events
Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references
Comprehensive index

Popular Press logo

Media & bookseller inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at or (608) 263-0734. (If you want to examine a book for possible course use, please see our Course Books page. If you want to examine a book for possible rights licensing, please see Rights & Permissions.)

Cover of the Browne is a purple toned collage of Pop Culture images with a green circle in the middle with the Title and Author on it.

1,010 pp.   8 1/2 x 11
57 b/w photos, 29 b/w illus., 2 b/w figs.
ISBN-10: 0-87972-821-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-821-2
Cloth $149.95

Add this book to cart
Review cart contents
Secure checkout

Add titles to your shopping cart by clicking on the "Add this book to cart" link above. You can submit your order electronically, paying for it with your credit card.
Click here for a further explanation of the shopping cart feature

Never ordered from us before?
Read this first.

Home | Books | Journals | Events | Textbooks | Authors | Related | Search | Order | Contact

If you have trouble accessing any page in this web site, contact our Web manager.

Updated August 13, 2010

© 2009, The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System