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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... vol. 8 no. 2 September 2019 of The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture est. 2012 The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
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'This issue of The Australasian Journal of Popular Cultural Studies brings together a wide range of new research on popular culture from Australia and New Zealand. In this issue, the contributors address a rich vein of products of popular culture. This includes work inspired by both current affairs, and that which looks to cultural and social production further back into the past. Marcel Danesi has long argued that ‘because of its populist origins’, popular culture has been ‘an unconscious driving force behind social, economic, and even political change’. Simultaneously, Danesi suggests, popular culture also has the ability to trigger ‘unprecedented society-wide, event worldwide’ debates about the relationship between entertainment, aesthetics and spectacle. With their interwoven focus on the connections between the everyday, identity, geography, time, our corporeal selves and our pervasive sense of moral conduct, the articles in this issue of Australasian Journal of Popular Culture draw attention to the part played by popular culture narratives in not only reflecting, but also responding to, the broader discourses of identity and society that construct our contemporary lives in the twenty-first century.' (Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien : Editorial introduction)


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‘Uncle Sam’s Letterbag’ : Children’s Involvement in Newspaper Propaganda in the First World War, Margaret Cook , single work criticism

'This paper draws on letters published weekly in ‘Uncle Sam’s Corner’, in Rockhampton’s Morning Bulletin and Central Queensland Herald between 1915 and 1918 to explore the role of journalists in disseminating popular narratives during the First World War. Through the children’s own words their understanding of unfolding events is exposed as is the role of journalist ‘Uncle Sam’ in shaping children’s wartime responses. Using his adjoining children’s corner and the responses given to the children’s letters, Uncle Sam inculcates the values of duty, service and sacrifice; the qualities demanded of the Empire’s civilians in wartime to aid military success. An examination of a specific children’s column reveals how media can overtly manipulate public perceptions to shape dominant societal narratives and highlights how children unwittingly participate in wartime propaganda.'  (Publication abstract)

(p. 211-228)
Book Review : The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food, Alison Vincent , single work review
— Review of The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food 2018 anthology criticism ;
'The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food is not another of those anthologies that brings together extracts and examples of literary references to food. It is instead a collection of original research aimed at exploring and expanding the understanding of how food is used in literature. As the editors make clear in the introduction, their intention in this volume is not to present ‘an exhaustive or definitive discussion of topics, literary forms or modes, or genres’ (4), such a task might be almost impossible, but rather to provide a snapshot of the scholarship relating to food and literature, to demonstrate ‘the variety of lenses through which the function of food in literature may be viewed’ (2) and showcase the many literary forms, both fiction and non-fiction, that deal with food.' (Introduction)
(p. 261-264)

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