Table of contents for The depth of shallow culture : the high art of shoes, movies, novels, monsters, and toys / Albert J. Bergesen.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: The Depth of Shallow Culture
2. The Baroque Sneaker: How the History of the Tennis Shoe Recapitulates 
Giorgio Vasari¿s Life Cycle of Art Styles
3. Rambo and Don Quixote: Cultural Icons of National Decline
4. A Sociology of Monsters: Making Mythical Creatures in the United States and 
Japan
5. A Sociology of Toys: How Transformers and Spiderman Embody the 
Philosophies of East and West
6. Bringing the Art Object Back In: Toward a New Realism in the Sociology of 
Culture
References
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Popular culture.
Material culture.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.