THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE
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The Journal of Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. The popular culture movement was founded on the principle that the perspectives and experiences of common folk offer compelling insights into the social world. The fabric of human social life is not merely the art deemed worthy to hang in museums, the books that have won literary prizes or been named “classics,” or the religious and social ceremonies carried out by societies’ elite. The Journal of Popular Culture continues to break down the barriers between so-called “low” and “high” culture and focuses on filling in the gaps a neglect of popular culture has left in our understanding of the workings of society.
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The Journal of Popular Culture requires that all submitted and published articles use the Modern Language Association's (MLA) style guide to document sources. Authors wishing to learn how to document sources in this format may visit Diana Hacker's online resource/tutorial.
In order to access the JPC online, you must subscribe to the journal or be a member of the Popular Culture Association (which automatically includes a subscription). Soon after your subscription request is processed by our publisher, Blackwell, you should receive an access token with a username and password either via mail or email. Once you have this, visit Blackwell's JPC online database and click View Content Online. At the top right of the screen, enter your user name and password to gain access to the JPC online, which contains every issue of the journal since 1967. If for some reason you do not receive a user name and password upon subscription, please contact Blackwell directly at 1-800-835-6770.
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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
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Periodical Abstracts Library
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Political Science and Government Abstracts
ProQuest Social Science Plus Text
Social Services Abstracts
Wilson OmniFile V
Wilson Social Sciences Abstracts
Wilson Social Sciences Index
World History FullTEXT
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.