Peanuts and American Culture

Peanuts and American Culture

Peanuts's iconic status within American culture places it in a unique position to uphold those standards. By February 2000, when the final Peanuts comic ran, the girl characters had offered readers more progressive role models, ...

Author: Peter W.Y. Lee

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671444

Category: History

Page: 212

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Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz insisted good ol' Charlie Brown and his friends were neither "great art" nor "significant." Yet Schulz's acclaimed daily comic strip--syndicated in thousands of newspapers over five decades--brilliantly mirrored tensions in American society during the second half of the 20th century. Focusing on the strip's Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the development of Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, Shermy, Snoopy and the other characters that became American icons.
Categories: History



In American Peanut Research and Education Association , Peanuts - Culture and Uses : A Symposium , 17–45 . Roanoke , Va .: Stone Printing Co. , for the American Peanut Research and Education Association , [ 1973 ] .

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252025539

Category: Cooking

Page: 284

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Chock-full of photos, advertisements, and peanut recipes from as early as 1847, this entertaining and enlightening volume is a testament to the culinary potential and lasting popularity of the goober pea. 24 photos.
Categories: Cooking

African American Culture An Encyclopedia of People Traditions and Customs 3 volumes

African American Culture  An Encyclopedia of People  Traditions  and Customs  3 volumes

The kola drinks we have today were preceded by the first kola beverages made by West Africans; cola drinks are extremely popular in today's American culture. Peanut Butter Peanut butter, or as it is known in Ghana, “ground pea paste,” ...

Author: Omari L. Dyson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862441

Category: Social Science

Page: 940

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Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States. According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture—in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter that ranges from how African culture was preserved during slavery hundreds of years ago to the richness and complexity of African American culture in the post-Obama era. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the book covers topics such as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports. It also provides coverage of less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business. • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States • Enables readers to truly comprehend what "diversity" is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States
Categories: Social Science



In the US, peanuts were initially considered a food for the lower classes. They were eaten raw, boiled, roasted, as a snack, and in traditional African dishes. Peanuts were important in African American culture and folklore through the ...

Author: Thomas Stalker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781630670399

Category: Science

Page: 498

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Peanuts: Genetics, Processing, and Utilization (Oilseed Monograph) presents innovations in crop productivity and processing technologies that help ensure global food security and high quality peanut products. The authors cover three central themes, modern breeding methods for development of agronomic varieties in the U.S., China, West Central Africa, and India, enhanced crop protection and quality through information from the peanut genome sequence, and state-of-the-art processing and manufacturing of products in market environments driven by consumer perception, legislation, and governmental policy. Discusses modern breeding methods and genetically diverse resources for the development of agronomic varieties in the U.S., China, India, and West Central Africa Provides enhanced crop protection and quality through the application of information and genetic tools derived from analysis of the peanut genome sequence Includes state-of-art processing and manufacture of safe, nutritious, and flavorful food products
Categories: Science

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture  4 volumes

The kola drinks we have today were preceded by the first kola beverages made by West Africans; cola drinks are extremely popular in today's American culture. Peanut Butter Peanut butter, or as it is known in Ghana, ''ground pea paste,'' ...

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357978

Category: Social Science

Page: 1733

View: 417

This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies
Categories: Social Science

Africanisms in American Culture

Africanisms in American Culture

By the time of the American Revolution , blackeyed peas were firmly established in America as a part of the general cuisine . ... Thomas Jefferson and George Washington called peanuts peendar and pindars ( 1794 , 1798 ) .

Author: Joseph E. Holloway

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217490

Category: History

Page: 456

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A revised and expanded edition of a groundbreaking text.
Categories: History

American Pop Popular Culture Decade by Decade 4 volumes

American Pop  Popular Culture Decade by Decade  4 volumes

HOW OTHERS SEE US Peanuts By the time creator Charles Schulz died in 2000, his daily comic strip “Peanuts” was featured ... the book Snoopiology, which explored “Peanuts” as a tool that Asians could use to understand American culture.

Author: Bob Batchelor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313364112

Category: Social Science

Page: 1712

View: 692

Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces. Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.
Categories: Social Science

The Comics of Charles Schulz

The Comics of Charles Schulz

At the very least, the impact of Peanuts on other artists begs for more critical study. Likewise, Peanuts' place in American culture demands further inquiry, as does its global reach. Much has been written about American soft power in a ...

Author: Jared Gardner

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496812926

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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With contributions by: Leonie Brialey, MJ Clarke, Roy T. Cook, Joseph J. Darowski, Ian Gordon, Gene Kannenberg Jr., Christopher P. Lehman, Anne C. McCarthy, Ben Owen, Lara Saguisag, Ben Saunders, Jeffrey O. Segrave, and Michael Tisserand The Comics of Charles Schulz collects new essays on the work of the creator of the immensely popular Peanuts comic strip. Despite Schulz's celebrity, few scholarly books on his work and career have been published. This collection serves as a foundation for future study not only of Charles Schulz (1922-2000) but, more broadly, of the understudied medium of newspaper comics. Schulz's Peanuts ran for a half century, during which time he drew the strip and its characters to express keen observations on postwar American life and culture. As Peanuts' popularity grew, Schulz had opportunities to shape the iconography, style, and philosophy of modern life in ways he never could have imagined when he began the strip in 1950. Edited by leading scholars Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon, this volume ranges over a spectrum of Schulz's accomplishments and influence, touching on everything from cartoon aesthetics to the marketing of global fast food. Philosophy, ethics, and cultural history all come into play. Indeed, the book even highlights Snoopy's global reach as American soft power. As the broad interdisciplinary range of this volume makes clear, Peanuts offers countless possibilities for study and analysis. From many perspectives--including childhood studies, ethnic studies, health and exercise studies, as well as sociology--The Comics of Charles Schulz offers the most comprehensive and diverse study of the most influential cartoonist during the second half of the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Peanut Genome

The Peanut Genome

PeanutsCulture and Uses. American Peanut Research and Education Association, Stillwater, OK, pp 47–133 Gregory WC, Krapovickas A, Gregory MP (1980) Structure, variation, evolution and classification in Arachis.

Author: Rajeev K. Varshney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319639352

Category: Science

Page: 169

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This book presents the current state of the art in peanut genomics, focusing particularly on the latest genomic findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing, transcriptomes and analysis, availability of public and private genomic resources, and ways to maximize the use of this information in peanut breeding programs. Further, it demonstrates how advances in plant genomics can be used to improve crop breeding. The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L. Millsp) is a globally important grain legume and oilseed crop, cultivated in over 100 countries and consumed in the form of roasted seeds, oil and confectionary in nearly every country on Earth. The peanut contributes towards achieving food and nutritional security, in addition to financial security through income generation; as such, it is also vital to the livelihood of the poor in the developing world. There have been significant advances in peanut research, especially in the last five years, including sequencing the genome of both diploid progenitors, and the availability of tremendous transcriptome resources, large-scale genomic variations that can be used as genetic markers, genetic populations (bi- and multiparent populations and germplasm sets), marker-trait associations and molecular breeding products. The immediate availability of the genome sequence for tetraploid cultivated peanuts is the most essential genomic resource for achieving a deeper understanding of peanut traits and their use in breeding programs.
Categories: Science

Kids Media Culture

Kids  Media Culture

It was here , in these new prefabricated spaces , that two postwar kid strips , Dennis the Menace and Peanuts , would become part of America's national popular culture . Less studied than their Disney competitors , these kid strips ...

Author: Marsha Kinder

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822323710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 551

A collection of feminist cultural studies essays on children’s television.
Categories: Performing Arts