Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader

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John Storey
University of Georgia Press, 2006 - Social Science - 657 pages
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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
 

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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 

Contents

Introduction
3
West Coast Rock
14
Introduction
23
Civil Rights and Black Power
52
Introduction
65
Frederick Engels Letter to Joseph Bloch
71
Antonio Gramsci Hegemony Intellectuals and the State
85
Tony Bennett Popular Culture and the turn to Gramsci
92
Slavoj Zizek From Reality to the Real
367
Postmodernism
383
Introduction
385
Jean Baudrillard The Precession of Simulacra
389
Feminism and Postmodernism
397
Meaghan Morris Feminism Reading Postmodernism
404
Dick Hebdige Postmodernism and The Other Side
410
Cornel West interviewed by Anders Stephanson Black Postmodernist Practices
425

Amerikas War in Vietnam
100
Christine Gledhill Pleasurable Negotiations
111
Return of the Repressed in Media Studies
124
Ernesto Laclau with Chantal Mouffe PostMarxism without Apologies
156
Feminism
185
Introduction
187
Ien Ang Dallas and the Ideology of Mass Culture
189
Giving Patriarchy its Due
199
Janice Radway Reading Reading the Romance
215
The Politics of Genre
232
Black Women as Cultural Readers
237
Christine Geraghty Soap Opera and Utopia
246
Judith Butler Imitation and Gender Insubordination
255
Psychoanalysis Structuralism and Poststructuralism
271
Introduction
273
Sigmund Freud The DreamWork
278
Jacques Lacan The Mirror Stage
287
Roland Barthes Myth Today
293
Will Wright The Structure of Myth The Structure of the Western Film
303
The Faulty Narrative
318
Louis Althusser Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses
336
Michel Foucault Method
347
Chris Weedon Feminism The Principles of Poststructuralism
354
Elizabeth Wilson Fashion and Postmodernism
430
Andrew Goodwin Popular Music and Postmodern Theory
440
bell hooks Postmodern Blackness
454
The Politics or the Popular
461
Introduction
463
Pierre Bourdieu Distinction The Aristocracy of Culture
466
Stuart Hall Notes on Deconstructing the Popular
477
The Creation of an Organizational Base for High Culture in America
488
Terry Lovell Cultural Production
509
Michel de Certeau The Practice of Everyday Life
516
Sense and Sentimentality in Academia
528
John Fiske The Popular Economy
537
Ien Ang Feminist Desire and Female Pleasure
554
Paul Willis Symbolic Creativity
564
The Future of Cultural Studies
571
Defending Popular Culture from the Populists
586
Jim McGuigan Trajectories of Cultural Populism
602
Reconciliation or Divorce?
614
Is Anybody Else Bored with this Debate?
626
Bibliography
637
Index
647
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About the author (2006)

John Storey is a professor of cultural studies and director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, England. He is also a visiting professor at the universities of Henan and Wuhan in China. Storey has published widely in cultural studies; his six books include Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture (Georgia). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.

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