New Reference Books and Other Good Things
Thursday September 06th 2012, 12:52 pm
Filed under: News

We received some new reference books and other resources this summer. Here are some of the highlights.

Blue-collar pop culture : from NASCAR to Jersey Shore / M. Keith Booker, editor
popref HD4901 .B59 2012
Summary: “This book provides a sophisticated, accessible, and entertaining examination of the intersection between American popular culture and working-class life in America.”–Back cover
Contents: V. 1. Film, music, and sports — v. 2. Television and the culture of everday life
Icons of women’s sport / Steven J. Overman and Kelly Boyer Sagert
popref GV697.A1 O984 2012
Summary: “This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams”– Provided by publisher
Contents: Series Foreword — Preface — Introduction — Chronology
VOLUME ONE — Stacy Allison — Joan Benoit — Bonnie Blair — Zola Budd — Cara-Beth Burnside — Nadia Comaneci — Gertrude Ederle — Peggy Fleming — Dawn Fraser — Althea Gibson — Steffi Graf — Florence Griffith Joyner — Dorothy Hamill — Mia Hamm — Sonja Henie — Mamie “Peanut” Johnson — Jackie Joyner-Kersee — Billie Jean King
VOLUME TWO — Olga Korbut — Julie Krone — Lisa Leslie — Nancy Lopez — Donna Lopiano — Shirley Muldowney — Martina Navratilova — Danica Patrick — Mary Lou Retton — Manon Rheaume — Dot Richardson — Dawn Riley — Wilma Rudolph — Picabo Street — Sheryl Swoopes — Dara Torres — Venus Williams and Serena Williams — Babe Didrikson Zaharias — Selected Bibliography
African Americans and popular culture / edited by Todd Boyd
popref E185.625 .A384 2008
Contents: v. 1. Theater, film, and television — v. 2. Sports — v. 3. Music and popular art
September 11 in popular culture : a guide / Sara E. Quay and Amy M. Damico, editors
popref HV6432.7 .S455 2010
Contents: Everyday life — News and information — Books — Television — Film — Music — Visual culture — Selected 9/11 Books, TV Shows, Films, Music, and Visual Arts — Further Reading
Female action heroes : a guide to women in comics, video games, film, and television / Gladys L. Knight
popref P94.5.W65 K56 2010
Contents: Preface — Introduction — Timeline — The bionic woman — Buffy the vampire slayer — Catwoman — Charlie’s angels — Chun Li — Chyna — Ellen aka “The Lady” — Ellen Ripley — Emma Peel — Foxy Brown — G.I. Jane — Helen — Jen Yu — Joan of Arc — Kathryn Janeway — Lara Croft — Maggie Fitzgerald — The Powerpuff Girls — Princess Leia — Sarah Connor — Selene — Storm — Thelma and Louise — Wonder Woman — Xena: Warrior Princess
Encyclopedia of African American popular culture / Jessie Carney Smith, editor
popref E174 .E54 2011
Arranged alphabetically
Cult pop culture : how the fringe became mainstream / Bob Batchelor, editor
popref E169.12 .C766 2012
Contents: v. 1. Film and television — v. 2. Literature and music — v. 3. Everyday cult