Hip: The History: The History by John Leland

Hip: The History: The History

byJohn Leland

Paperback | August 2, 2005

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Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth 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.

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Title:Hip: The History: The HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:August 2, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060528184

ISBN - 13:9780060528188

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“Hip: The History is the seminal work on the topic and a must read for all you hipsters!”