Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture

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From: vbell@ccat.sas.upenn.edu (Vance Bell)
Subject: Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 13:05:12 -0500 (EST)

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture

http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture
(1900-present) is dedicated to the art of semiotic analysis, or the
analysis of the signs of popular culture, and is comprised of two major
divisions.

The first division is a website at americanpopularculture.com featuring
articles written by fellows in our Think Tank for a mainstream audience.
These writers are not satisfied by observing a cultural phenomenon;
rather, they seek to analyze that phenomenon, to answer the eternal
question, "Why is it so?" Our hope is that answering this question will
lead us to a better understanding of our culture and thus lead us to a
better understanding of ourselves. This process is very important as we
begin to formulate our political opinions, indeed our very identity, in
the coming century. Please note that we endeavor to present a wide variety
of viewpoints; thus all members of the Think Tank do not necessarily share
all views published on the site.

The second division is a journal, Americana: The Journal of American
Popular Culture (1900-present), targeted toward an academic audience.
Recently, we have assembled an elite Advisory Board, issued a call for
papers, and published submission guidelines. You can view these items
by clicking on "journal" to your left which will take you to
americanpopular culture.com/AmericanaJournal.htm.

Americana is currently accepting submissions for its peer-reviewed
e-journal, published at americanpopularculture.com.

Please send submissions to editor@americanpopularculture.com.

Contact:

Dr. Leslie Elizabeth Kreiner
e-mail: lkreiner@americanpopularculture.com

Americana is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the
Internet.

Open Access: 
Yes
Original posting date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2002
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