Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

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Routledge, May 8, 2015 - Social Science - 306 pages
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In this 7th edition of his award-winning 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. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.

New to this edition:

• Extensively revised, rewritten and updated

• Improved and expanded content throughout

• A new section on ‘The Contextuality of Meaning’ that explores how context impacts meaning

• A brand new chapter on ‘The Materiality of Popular Culture’ that examines popular culture as material culture

• Extensive updates to the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/storey, which includes practice questions, extension activities and interactive quizzes, links to relevant websites and further reading, and a glossary of key terms.

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.

 

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Storey gives a very interesting look at the developments in cultural theory regarding popular culture over the past century, from early movements like Leavisism through to modern Marxist and post ... Read full review

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This text brings together theories on popular culture including: what popular culture is; the "culture and civilisation" tradition; structuralism and post-structuralism; Marxisms; gender and sexuality; postmodernism; and the politics of culture. (Libris) Read full review

Contents

1 What is popular culture?
1
2 The culture and civilization tradition
18
3 Culturalism
38
4 Marxisms
61
5 Psychoanalysis
95
6 Structuralism and poststructuralism
116
7 Gender and sexuality
140
8 Race racism and representation
175
9 Postmodernism
192
10 The materiality of popular culture
225
11 The politics of the popular
239
Bibliography
264
Index
277
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John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at University of Sunderland, UK. He has published widely in cultural studies, including ten books. The most recent is From Popular Culture to Everyday Life (2014). He is also on editorial/advisory boards in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the USA, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Dresden, the University of Henan, the University of Vienna and the University of Wuhan.

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