The Journal of Popular Culture
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|The Journal of Popular Culture|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||JPC|
|Publication history||1968 to present|
The Journal of Popular Culture (JPC) is a peer-reviewed academic journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. The organization holds national conference annually, usually within the continental United States, with the American Culture Association. There are also several regional conferences held annually.
The Journal of Popular Culture publishes academic essays on all aspects of popular or mass culture. 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 publishes research that explores areas between what have traditionally been called "low" and "high" cultures. The articles focus on filling in the gaps that a previous neglect of popular culture studies has left in our understanding of the workings of society.
All submissions to the Journal of Popular Culture are subject to peer-review prior to publication. After a submission for a potential article is received at the Journal's offices it is sent to academic experts in areas related to the submission's topic. If the reviewers approve the article for publication it will be published in a subsequent edition of the Journal.
The Journal of Popular Culture began publication in 1967. At the time it was house at Bowling Green University and edited by Ray B. Browne. It is presently headquartered at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and is published six times a year, printed by Blackwell Publishing. The editor is Gary C. Hoppenstand.