Beautifully written and engaging hollywood goes to high school unmasks the cultural tales that americans tell themselves about themselves bulman shows how hollywood films project a congratulatory middle class mythology of progress universalism and heroism simultaneously obscuring and revealing deep and destructive class divisions. Michael decesare merrimackcollegeonce in a while a sociologist manages to write a book that is theoretically grounded empirically sound and generally interesting robert bulman has written such a book his hollywood goes to high school provides a re freshing breeze across the increasingly arid sociological landscape. By looking at this genre as more than just entertainment bulman shows how these films reflect american attitudes toward education social class and adolescence hollywood goes to high school can be incorporated into a variety of courses in sociology education history anthropology american studies and film studies more. Hollywood goes to high school can be incorporated into a variety of courses in sociology education history anthropology american studies and film studies. Hollywood goes to high school 1 hollywood goes to high school using movies to make sense of society 2 qualitative research and analysis symbolic interactionism microsociology o purpose understanding seeks to understand peoples interpretations o reality dynamic reality changes with changes in peoples perceptions
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