An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture

Author: Dominic Strinati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134565089

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism.

An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture

Author: Dominic Strinati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113620752X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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How can we study popular culture? What makes 'popular culture' popular? Is popular culture important? What influence does it have? An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture provides a clear and comprehensive answer to these questions. It presents a critical assessment of the major ways in which popular culture has been interpreted, and suggests how it may be more usefully studied. Dominic Strinati uses the examples of cinema and television to show how we can understand popular culture from sociological and historical perspectives.

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture

Author: Dominic Strinati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203645162

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture is widely recognized as an immensely useful textbook for students taking courses in the major theories of popular culture. Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies. Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are: mann culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. This new edition provides fresh material on Marxism and feminism, while a new final chapter assesses the significance of the theories explained in the book.

An introduction to cultural theory and popular culture

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Harvester Wheatsheaf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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In this second edition of his successful introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, John Storey has revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of the competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. In addition to the standard themes of the earlier versions; 'culture and civilisation' tradition, the American 'mass culture' debate; structuralism and post-structuralism through to postmodernism, there is now a completely new chapter on 'Consuming Popular Culture'. This chapter examines theories of cultural consumption and looks closely at such developments as fan culture and shopping as popular culture. Retaining the practical approach of the first edition, and using up-to-date examples from popular cultural texts, this new edition is bound to remain a favourite with students and lecturers alike.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

An Introduction

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131970687

Category: Civilization

Page: 191

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In this 4th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition bull; bull;Extensively revised, rewritten and updated bull;Improved and expanded content throughout including: New chapter on psychoanalysis New section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern bull;Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: a reader bull;More illustrative diagrams and images bull;Fully revised, improved and updated companion website providing practice and extension promote further understanding of the study of cultural theory and popular culture The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects. John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including six books. The most recent book is called Inventing Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2003). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian. He is a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan and Wuhan.

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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader with Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: an Introduction

Author: John£b(ed.) Storey

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9781405841023

Category:

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This pack consists of Storey, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction 4e (ISBN 0131970682) and Storey, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader 3e (ISBN 0131970690).

An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US

People, Politics, and Power

Author: Jenn Brandt,Callie Clare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501320599

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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What is popular culture? Why study popular culture in an academic context? An Introduction to U.S. Popular Culture: People, Politics, and Power introduces and explores the history and contemporary analysis of popular culture in the United States. In situating popular culture as lived experience through the activities, objects, and distractions of everyday life, the authors work to broaden the understanding of culture beyond a focus solely on media texts, taking an interdisciplinary approach to analyze American culture, its rituals, beliefs, and the objects that shape its existence. After building a foundation of the history of popular culture as an academic discipline, the book looks broadly at cultural myths and the institutional structures, genres, industries, and people that shape the mindset of popular culture in the United States. It then becomes more focused with an examination of identity, exploring the ways in which these myths and mindset are internalized, practiced, and shaped by individuals. The book concludes by connecting the broad understanding of popular culture and the unique individual experience with chapters dedicated to the objects, communities, and celebrations of everyday life. This approach to the field of study explores all matters of culture in a way that is accessible and relevant to individuals in and outside of the classroom.

Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748641661

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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A revised and updated new edition of this best-selling introduction to the study of contemporary popular culture. The book presents an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods which have been used to study contemporary popular culture. Doing this, it also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organised around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form and presents a critical overview of the methodology for the actual study of popular culture. Individual chapters cover topics such as television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines, popular music, consumption (television, fan culture and shopping), and the culture of globalisation.For students new to the field, the book provides instantly usable theories and methods; for those more familiar with the procedures and politics of cultural studies, the book provides a succinct and accessible overview.The third edition has been revised, rewritten and expanded throughout, including a revised and updated Bibliography. More specifically, the book now includes new sections on print media and celebrity, communities in cyberspace, and a Postscript on the circuit of culture.

An Introduction to Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415158761

Category: Art

Page: 274

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The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.

Maps of Meaning

Author: Peter Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113487538X

Category: Science

Page: 232

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This innovative book marks a significant departure from tradition anlayses of the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments. Maps of Meaning proposes a new agenda for cultural geography, one set squarely in the context of contemporary social and cultural theory. Notions of place and space are explored through the study of elite and popular cultures, gender and sexuality, race, language and ideology. Questioning the ways in which we invest the world with meaning, the book is an introduction to both culture's geographies and the geography of culture.

Culture and Society

An Introduction to Cultural Studies

Author: David Oswell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877532

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the bridge between cultural studies and wider debates that we need" - Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science David Oswell has written a comprehensive introduction to cultural studies that guides the reader through the field's central foundations and its freshest ideas. This book: Grounds the reader in the foundations of cultural studies and cultural theory: language and semiology, ideology and power, mass and popular culture. Analyzes the central problems: identity, body, economy, globalization and empire. Introduces the latest developments on materiality, agency, technology and nature. Culture and Society is an invaluable guide for students navigating the dynamic debates and intellectual challenges of cultural studies. Its breadth and unparalleled coverage of theory will also ensure that it is read by anyone interested in questions of materiality and culture.

Looking Awry

An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262740159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Slavoj Zizek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweepingEastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Zizek inverts current pedagogicalstrategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician andpractician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs andworks of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock's Vertigo to Stephen King's Pet Sematary, fromMcCullough's An Indecent Obsession to Romero's Return of the Living Dead - a strategy of "lookingawry" that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of Lacan.Zizek discovers fundamentalLacanian categories the triad Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, the object small a, the opposition of driveand desire, the split subject - at work in horror fiction, in detective thrillers, in romances, inthe mass media's perception of ecological crisis, and, above all, in Alfred Hitchcock's films. Theplayfulness of Zizek's text, however, is entirely different from that associated with thedeconstructive approach made famous by Derrida. By clarifying what Lacan is saying as well as whathe is not saying, Zizek is uniquely able to distinguish Lacan from the poststructuralists who sooften claim him.Slavoj Zizek is a Researcher in the Institute of Sociology at the University ofLjubljana, Yugoslavia. His work has been published in France and in Yugoslavia where, running as aproreform candidate, he narrowly missed being elected to the presidency of the republic ofSlovenia.

Kultur

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Was macht den Mensch zum Menschen? Generationen von Philosophen haben sich mit dieser Frage befasst, doch wohl keiner hat sie bislang mit der Leichtigkeit und dem funkelnden Geist eines Terry Eagleton beantworten können. Eagleton macht die Kultur als prägenden Aspekt unseres Menschseins aus und spannt in dieser so scharfsinnigen wie witzigen Analyse den Bogen von Klassikern wie Johann Gottfried Herder und Oscar Wilde bis ins heutige Hollywood. Er zeigt den Verfall der Religion und den Aufstieg und die Herrschaft der »unkultivierten« Massen. Sein Buch ist ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer für die Rückbesinnung auf kulturelle Werte und zugleich eine Anleitung, unsere sozialen Beziehungen zu vertiefen und so die Zivilgesellschaft zu stärken.

The Language of Crime and Deviance

An Introduction to Critical Linguistic Analysis in Media and Popular Culture

Author: Andrea Mayr,David Machin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441198911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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There is now a long tradition of academic literature in media studies and criminology that has analysed how we come to think about crime, deviance and punishment. This book for the first time deals specifically with the role of language in this process, showing how critical linguistic analysis can provide further crucial insights into media representations of crime and criminals. Through case studies the book develops a toolkit for the analysis of language and images in examples taken from a range of media. Â The Language of Crimeand Deviance covers spoken, written and visual media discourses and focuses on a number of specific areas of crime and criminal justice, including media constructions of young people and women; media and the police, 'reality' crime shows; corporate crime; prison and drugs.It is therefore a welcome and valuable contribution to the fields of linguistics, criminology, media and cultural studies.

An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures

Author: Pramod K. Nayar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181672

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This introduction to cybercultures provides a cutting-edge and much needed guide to the rapidly changing world of new media and communication. Considers cyberculture and new media through contemporary race, gender and sexuality studies and postcolonial theory Offers a clear analysis of some of the most complex issues in cybercultures, including identity, network societies, new geographies, and connectivity Includes discussions of gaming, social networking, geography, net-democracy, aesthetics, popular internet culture, the body, sexuality and politics Examines key questions in the political economy, racialization, gendering and governance of cyberculture

Dancing in Spite of Myself

Essays on Popular Culture

Author: Lawrence Grossberg

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319177

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In Dancing in Spite of Myself, Lawrence Grossberg—well known as a pioneering figure in cultural studies—has collected essays written over the past twenty years that have also established him as one of the leading theorists of popular culture and, specifically, of rock music. Grossberg offers an original and sophisticated view of the growing power of popular culture and its increasing inseparability from contemporary structures of economic and political power and from our everyday lives. In the course of conducting this exploration into the meaning of "popularity," he investigates the nature of fandom, the social effects of rock music and youth culture, and the possibilities for understanding the history of popular texts and practices. Describing what he calls "the postmodernity of everyday life," Grossberg offers important insights into the relation of pop music to issues of postmodernity and inton the growing power of the new cultural conservatism and its relationship to "the popular." Exploring the limits of existing theories of hegemony in cultural studies, Grossberg reveals the ways in which popular culture is being mobilized in the service of economic and political struggles. In articulating his own critical practice, Grossberg surveys and challenges some of the major assumptions of popular culture studies, including notions of domination and resistance, mainstream and marginality, and authenticity and incorporation. Dancing in Spite of Myself provides an introduction to contemporary theories of popular culture and a clear statement of relationships among theories of the nature of rock music, postmodernity, and conservative hegemony.

What is Feminism?

An Introduction to Feminist Theory

Author: Chris Beasley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963356

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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"In this concise and accessible introduction to feminist theory, Chris Beasley provides clear explanations of the many types of feminism which exist in different Western societies. She outlines the development of liberal, radical and marxist/socialist feminisms, reviews the more contemporary influences of psychoanalysis, postmodernism, theories of the body, and queer theory, and attends to the ongoing significance of race and ethnicity. Given the diversity of feminist ideas, Chris Beasley suggests a number of ways of looking at feminist theory and offers an open-ended approach which allows for variety and change."--BOOK JACKET.