Videoland: Movie Culture at the American Video Store

Author(s): Herbert, Daniel

SAC Herbert book Videoland


Videoland examines the ways that video rental stores altered movie culture from the 1970s through the 2000s.  Drawing from archival research and fieldwork conducted from 2008-2012, this book provides a critical reflection upon the brick-and-mortar video industry at the moment of its disappearance.  More than a simple story of an industrial rise and fall, however, this work conveys the importance of video stores to the many people who shopped and worked inside them.

Publication Information:

Publisher: University of California Press

Month of Publication: January

Year of Publication: 2014