Dress and Popular Culture

Author: Patricia Anne Cunningham,Susan Voso Lab

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725075

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 165

View: 9194


The subjects of the essays in this book range from looking at the ever changing means of specific garments and clothing practices of subcultural groups to examining dress as a reflection of changing life styles in American culture. The essays also examine fashions, fads, and popular images. Dress and Popular Culture hopes to shed new light on popular culture through a study of the associations of dress to culture.

Advertising and Popular Culture

Author: Jib Fowles

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803954830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 3040


Advertising has permeated our popular culture as much as any other aspect of the media. This comprehensive text provides a balanced analysis of advertising - as a business practice and as a creator of symbolic environments. The critique reflects current theories on advertising by illustrating how it both draws from and contributes to popular culture, and uses specific excerpts from advertising campaigns to illustrate this point. The book traces the role of advertising in our culture from its evolution as part of the culture of mass consumption in the late 19th century, the development of advertising agencies and the creation of a consumer culture to an exploration of the major themes of American advertising. The author also provides a criti

Rethinking Popular Culture

Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Studies

Author: Chandra Mukerji,Michael Schudson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068933

Category: Social Science

Page: 501

View: 1709


Rethinking Popular Culture presents some of the most important current scholarship analyzing popular culture. Drawing upon recent developments in cultural theory and exciting new methods of critical analysis, the essays in this volume break down disciplinary boundaries and offer fresh insight into popular culture.

Politics and Popular Culture

Author: John Street

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566396035

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 2145


In an age where film stars become presidents and politicians appear in television sitcoms, politics and popular culture have become inextricably linked. In order to understand this evolving relationship, author John Street argues that we must understand that each is a form of the other. Popular culture involves the organizing of our pleasure, and therefore our values, identities, and interests. At the same time, our pleasure depends on a series of political decisions and processes which in turn shape that culture.Did East German rock musicians contribute to bringing down the Berlin wall? How does popular culture create feelings of compassion, empathy, or affinity? Street reflects on the use of popular culture to raise money and awareness via the concert for a cause, such as Live Aid, Farm Aid, and Comic Relief. What role does censorship play in our appreciation and acceptance of popular culture, as well as in the development of an ideology?Ferreting out the debate between those who see the political nature of popular culture as a form of manipulation and those who see it as populist self-expression, Street argues that such an approach limits our perspective. This book attempts to expand our understanding of the ways the production and consumption of popular culture are organized, and, concurrently, how political judgments are inherent in engendering and enjoying pop culture.

Russian Popular Culture

Entertainment and Society Since 1900

Author: Richard Stites

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521369862

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 604


This book presents a side of Russian life that is largely unknown to the West--the world of popular culture. By surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television, Richard Stites introduces the people and cultural products that are household words to the Soviet people. He demonstrates how popular culture has over the past century had more impact on the lives of Russian people and reveals more about their lives than the works of giants of high culture. Richard Stites, Professor of History at Georgetown University, is the author of several books, including Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution.

Popular Culture

Introductory Perspectives

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442242183

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 4599


Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture’s content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding.

Gender and Popular Culture

Author: Katie Milestone,Anneke Meyer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745643949

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 6715


A clear, comprehensive overview that examines how popular culture affects the construction of gendered identities. Up-to-date examples make key concepts and theories interesting and relevant for students. A mix of primary and secondary research creates a balanced yet original overview.

Heroines of Popular Culture

Author: Pat Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724092

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 9349


From life and literature come the heroines of this volume. The essays demonstrate that women can fit the role of hero as defined by Joseph Campbell: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder, fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won, the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” Contributors to this volume cover a wide range of heroic women.

Imperialism and Popular Culture

Author: John M. MacKenzie,John MacDonald MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719018688

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9858


Popular culture is invariably a vehicle for the dominant ideas of its age. Never was this more true than in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when it reflected the nationalist and imperialist ideologies current throughout Europe. When they were being entertained or educated the British basked in their imperial glory and developed a powerful notion of their own superiority. This book examines the various media through which nationalist ideas were conveyed in late Victorian and Edwardian times--in the theatre, "ethnic" shows, juvenile literature, education, and the iconography of popular art. Several chapters look beyond the first world war when the most popular media, cinema and broadcasting, continued to convey an essentially late nineteenth-century world view, while government agencies like the Empire Marketing Board sought to convince the public of the economic value of empire. Youth organizations, which had propagated imperialist and militarist attitudes before the war, struggled to adapt to the new internationalist climate.

Lied und populäre Kultur - Song and Popular Culture 59 (2014)

Jahrbuch des Zentrums für Populäre Kultur und Musik 59. Jahrgang - 2014. Lieder / Songs als Medien des Erinnerns

Author: Michael Fischer,Tobias Widmaier

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830981848

Category: Music

Page: 323

View: 6199


Lied und pouläre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture, das Jahrbuch des Zentrums für Populäre Kultur und Musik, erforscht unter verschiedenen Schwerpunktthemen populäre Musikkulturen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Kultur-, mentalitäts- und mediengeschichtliche Fragestellungen spielen dabei eine herausragende Rolle, etwa das Verhältnis von Musik und Lied zu Politik, Religion und Bildung. Ergänzt wird das Jahrbuch grundsätzlich durch einen umfangreichen Rezensionsteil, der einen guten Überblick über die aktuellen musikwissenschaftlichen Publikationen gibt. Der diesjährige Band widmet sich dem Thema »Lieder als Medien des Erinnerns«. In den einzelnen Beiträgen werden u.a. folgende Schwerpunkte behandelt: Lieder russlanddeutscher Immigranten in Amerika; studentische Erinnerungslieder im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert; das Gotteslob als musikalischer Erinnerungsort; sowjetische historische Lieder im 20. Jahrhundert; der Sound von 1968; die Praxis des Erinnerns in der Kulturwelt Heavy und Extreme Metal oder auch die Rolle von Liedern und populärer Unterhaltungsmusik in der Arbeit mit an Demenz erkrankten Menschen.

Lied und populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture 62 (2017)

Jahrbuch des Zentrums für Populäre Kultur und Musik 62. Jahrgang - 2017. Musik und Professionalität Music and Professionalism

Author: Knut Holtsträter,Michael Fischer

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830987102

Category: Music

Page: 332

View: 1218


Das Adjektiv 'professionell' ist schnell zu Hand, wenn es um die qualitative Einschätzung von populärmusikalischen Handlungen und Produkten geht. Sei es, dass etwas 'professionell gemacht' ist, sich im musikalischen Handeln eine 'professionelle Haltung' widerspiegelt oder der/die AkteurIn einfach ein 'Profi' ist oder zumindest so agiert. Das 'Professionelle' als Kategorie der Zuschreibung funktioniert in unserer alltäglichen und Fachkommunikation, es erleichtert uns in gewisser Weise die Verständigung über gemeinsam verhandelte Phänomene. Oft schwebt aber die ungeklärte Frage im Raum, wer oder was eigentlich bestimmt, wer oder was professionell ist. Unter diesem Themenschwerpunkt sind Beiträge aus der Musikpädagogik, der Musikwirtschaftsforschung, der Soziologie, der historischen Musikwissenschaft und der Popmusikforschung versammelt.

Religion and Popular Culture in America

Revised Edition

Author: Bruce David Forbes,Jeffrey H. Mahan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246898

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 3214


PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: “A solid introduction to the dialogue between the disciplines of cultural studies and religion…. A substantive foundation for subsequent exploration.”—Religious Studies Review “A splendid collection of lively essays by fourteen scholars dealing with religion and popular culture on the contemporary American scene.”—Choice

Popular Culture Theory and Methodology

A Basic Introduction

Author: Harold E. Hinds,Marilyn Ferris Motz,Angela M. S. Nelson

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879728717

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 3305


Since its birth in the 1960s, the study of popular culture has come a long way in defining its object, its purpose, and its place in academe. Emerging along the margins of a scholarly establishment that initially dismissed anything popular as unworthy of serious study-trivial, formulaic, easily digestible, escapist-early practitioners of the discipline stubbornly set about creating the theoretical and methodological framework upon which a deeper understanding could be founded. Through seminal essays that document the maturation of the field as it gradually made headway toward legitimacy, Popular Culture Theory and Methodology provides students of popular culture with both the historical context and the critical apparatus required for further growth. For all its progress, the study of popular culture remains a site of healthy questioning. What exactly is popular culture? How should it be studied? What forces come together in producing, disseminating, and consuming it? Is it always conformist, or has it the power to subvert, refashion, resist, and destabilize the status quo? How does it differ from folk culture, mass culture, commercial culture? Is the line between "high" and "low" merely arbitrary? Do the popular arts have a distinctive aesthetics? This collection offers a wide range of responses to these and similar questions. Edited by Harold E. Hinds, Jr., Marilyn F. Motz, and Angela M. S. Nelson, Popular Culture Theory and Methodology charts some of the key turning points in the "culture wars" and leads us through the central debates in this fast developing discipline. Authors of the more than two dozen studies, several of which are newly published here include John Cawelti, Russel B. Nye, Ray B. Browne, Fred E. H. Schroeder, John Fiske, Lawrence Mintz, David Feldman, Roger Rollin, Harold Schechter, S. Elizabeth Bird, and Harold E. Hinds, Jr. A valuable bibliography completes the volume.

Advertising and Popular Culture

Studies in Variety and Versatility

Author: Sammy Richard Danna

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 9360


Advertising and marketing scholars offer some of their most instructive, stimulating, and entertaining works on subliminal perceptions in advertising; nineteenth-century trade cards; T-shirt messages; advertising in the twenty-first century; and the changing male image in advertising.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

A Reader

Author: John Storey

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820328492

Category: Social Science

Page: 657

View: 8248


Whether used on its own or in conjunction with Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, this reader is a theoretical, analytical, and historical introduction to the study of popular culture within cultural studies. The readings cover the culture and civilization tradition, culturalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, feminism, and postmodernism, as well as current debates in the study of popular culture. New to this edition: Four new readings by Stuart Hall, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Judith Butler, and Savoj Žižek Fully revised general and section introductions that contextualize and link the readings with key issues in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction Fully updated bibliography Ideal for courses in: cultural studies media studies communication studies sociology of culture popular culture visual studies cultural criticism

Lied und populäre Kultur - Song and Popular Culture 58 (2013)

Jahrbuch des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs Freiburg 58. Jahrgang - 2013. Song und populäres Musiktheater: Symbiosen und Korrespondenzen Song and Popular Musical Theatre: Symbioses and Correspondences

Author: Michael Fischer,Wolfgang Jansen,Tobias Widmaier

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830979975

Category: Art

Page: 321

View: 1865


Lied und pouläre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture, das Jahrbuch des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs Freiburg, erforscht unter verschiedenen Schwerpunktthemen populäre Musikkulturen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Kultur-, mentalitäts- und mediengeschichtliche Fragestellungen spielen dabei eine herausragende Rolle, etwa das Verhältnis von Musik und Lied zu Politik, Religion und Bildung. Ergänzt wird das Jahrbuch grundsätzlich durch einen umfangreichen Rezensionsteil, der einen guten Überblick über die aktuellen musikwissenschaftlichen Publikationen gibt. Dieser Band setzt sich mit dem populären Musiktheater auseinander, die Beiträge reichen von den Anfängen der Schlagerindustrie, über die Weiter- und Wiederverwendung bstimmter Musical- und Popsongs, über Original-Cast-Aufnahmen bis hin zum modernen Musiktheater und musikalischem Theater.