The Popular Press—the leading publisher of books on popular culture, throughout America and worldwide—was acquired by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2003. The Popular Press is now an imprint under the University of Wisconsin Press banner, publishing books on all aspects of mass culture, both present and past. Backlist titles from the Popular Press are available.
Ray B. Browne and Pat Browne, founders and longtime directors of Popular Press, have promoted and encouraged the scholarly study of popular culture through their efforts at the Popular Press, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Popular Culture Association, and the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
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Orson Welles, William Randolph Hearst, and Citizen Kane
Essays on Alternative Youth (Sub)Culture
The History of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Movement 1967–2001
Ritual Occasions from Baptisms to Funerals in Hollywood Films, 1945–1995
Representations of Working-Class Women in the United States
Ohio’s Nineteenth-Century Regional Women’s Fiction
Retrofitting Blade Runner
Issues in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Anne Tyler, and Gail Godwin
Representation and Social Transformation in Women’s College Fiction, 1895–1910
The Wonder Team
The True Story of the Incomparable 1927 New York Yankees
Confidence and Malaise in Contemporary America
Adapting the Contemporary American Novel to Film
Eye on the Future
Popular Culture Scholarship into the Twenty-First Century in Honor of Ray B. Browne
Vampires of the Nineteenth-Century Stage
In Common Cause
The “Conservative” Frances Trollope and the “Radical” Frances Wright
Politics and Popular Culture in America Today
A Psychological Interpretation of His Views on Architecture, Art, and Music
The History of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Movement, 1967–1988
The Amazing Career of Bernarr Macfadden
Popular Culture and Other Fields
A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker
Search and Clear
Critical Responses to Selected Literature and Films of the Vietnam War
Interpretations of Music and Society, 1954–1984
An Anthropologist’s Dialogue with an Italian-American Festival
A Composite Annotated Index to Mystery and Related Fanzines 1963–1981
Learning To See
Historical Perspectives on Modern Popular/Commercial Arts
Exploration and Travel
The Other Side of Realism