Too Soon Too Late

History in Popular Culture

by Meaghan Morris

Published by: Indiana University Press

336 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 9 b&w photos, 1 bibliog., 1 index

  • Paperback
  • 9780253211880
  • Published: August 1998


  • eBook
  • 9780253115126
  • Published: August 1998


What good is history to cultural studies? Meaghan Morris looks at struggles over "history" in social settings created by capitalism: in tourist landscapes and in television time. The materials of her analysis are motels, shopping malls, beaches, and local politics. She focuses on history and cultural heritage as issues of controversy for white working-class and poor suburban communities, as well as for urban cultural elites.