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Dear Gang, My second book has gone up on Amazon for pre-order. I contributed the animation chapter to this ambitious work. It's three volumes and a bit more expensive than Drawing the Line, but hey, you're getting more authors and more info. Here is the link and the description in the catalog.

Paul Buhle (ed.)
Praeger Perspectives Volume 1: Film, Television, Radio, and Popular Art Volume 2: Theater, Music, and Literature Volume 3: Sports, Leisure, and Lifestyle
Book Code: C8793
ISBN: 0-275-98793-0
Praeger Publishers
Publication Date: 12/30/2006
List Price: $300.00 (UK Sterling Price: £170.00)
Availability: Not yet published. (Estimated publication date, 12/30/2006)
Media Type: Hardcover
Trim Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Popular Culture » Popular Culture (General)
Interdisciplinary Studies » American Studies
Multicultural Studies » Jewish Studies
Description: Since they first began arriving in the United States in large numbers at the end of the 19th century, Jewish Americans have played a significant role in shaping American culture. The influence of the Jewish people is deeply and richly felt in many realms, including art, literature, politics, humor, and sports, to name just a few. The American film industry was pioneered by the likes of Adolph Zukor, Harry Cohn, and Jack Warner. Tin Pan Alley and Broadway gave the country George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Stephen Sondheim. Where would rock 'n' roll be without Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and the Beastie Boys? Jews and American Popular Culture examines the influence of a highly creative and resilient people who have flourished despite the myriad forms anti-Semitism has taken since their earliest arrival.Chapters explore topics across a range of time periods and genres, including assimilation, stereotypes, and the Holocaust. In addition to examining the works of such compelling figures as Woody Allen, Philip Roth, Hank Greenberg, the Three Stooges, Allen Ginsberg, Wendy Wasserstein, and Ann Landers, a team of unparalleled scholars explains how a comparatively small, underprivileged group of people has managed to overcome great odds and wield wide-ranging influence on contemporary culture. Shut out of more traditional fields, Jews in the final decades of the 19th century and the opening decades of the 20th century embraced the new technologies of film, radio, and television, as well as new industries and areas of commerce, from the department store to novelty toy distribution. What resulted was an American culture shaped by a resilient minority population. From Betty Boop to Barbie, from The Honeymooners to Friends, the creative spirit of American Jews defines our culture. Edited by acclaimed author Paul Buhle, featuring the work of leading scholars and journalists, and presenting a never-before published comic strip by Harvey Pekar (whose life was featured in the film American Splendor), this definitive, comprehensive three-volume set represents the first-ever work of its kind.