Hip: The History

by John leland | History |
ISBN: 0060528176 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghaahaahaa98wing of Watertown, Massachusetts USA on 11/11/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by winghaahaahaa98wing from Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, November 11, 2021
To be released as part of the Biographies of Things Bookbox. Didn't quite finish, but will finish later.

Journal Entry 2 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Biographies of Things, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, December 12, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (12/12/2021 UTC) at Biographies of Things, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Included in the Biographies of Things Bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Sunday, December 26, 2021
Arrived in Colorado aboard the Biographies of Things bookbox.
This book will be continuing its journey!

Journal Entry 4 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, January 6, 2023
Finally ready to start another round of the Biographies of Things book box, which means I have to realize that I never catalogued the ones that were in the box when it returned to me. This one is good for another round.

Journal Entry 5 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (1/26/2023 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


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Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, January 30, 2023
I'm claiming this one from the latest round of the Biographies of Things bookbox.

Later: A mix of entertaining and provocative, this book attempts to provide an overview of the cultural history of "hipness" in the popular-culture "with it" sense - with branches into many different styles and ethnic influences. I got a kick out of the preface, which begins with "The proper way to read this book, of course, is from the back, checking to see if your name is in the index," suggesting a focus on "hip" as "wanting very much to be popular and/or trend-setting" - which is as good a starting definition as any, I suppose. That said, the book's examples range widely, veering back and forth as the country's own collective tastes swerved, were surprised, or rebelled. My favorite bits had to do with pop-culture nods to authors, musicians, and artists that I liked - which left me rather at sea over the sections dealing with entire sub-genres that I never really warmed to. Then again, those were the ones that I had more to learn from, so there's that!

The book covers the earliest days of the nation's history through the digital age - though as it came out in 2004 its views of the internet fall a bit shy of current overwhelming social-media influence.

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Fieldstone Dr in Westford, Massachusetts USA on Monday, February 6, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (2/6/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, Fieldstone Dr in Westford, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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