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Cultural theory and popular culture : an introduction

Author: John Storey
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education ; New York : Longman, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In this third edition of his successful introduction to cultural theory and popular culture, 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. In addition to the theories and approaches discussed in the the first two editions, there is a new section on Queer Theory. Four earlier  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Storey
ISBN: 0582423635 9780582423633 0820326127 9780820326122
OCLC Number: 222831693
Description: x, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: " Each chapter ends with a Further Reading section " *What is Popular culture?Culture Ideology Popular Culture Popular, Culture as O"ther" *The 'Culture and Civilisation' Tradition Matthew Arnold Leavisism, Mass Culture in America: the Post-war Debate The Culture of Other People *Culturalism Richard Hoggart: "The Uses of Literacy, "Raymond Williams: 'The Analysis of Culture', E.P. Thompson: "The Making of the English Working Class, "Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel: "The Popular Arts, "The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies *Structuralism and Post- Structualism Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude Levi-Strauss, Will Wright and the American Western, Roland Barthes: "Mythologies, "Post-structuralism Jacques Derrida Jacques Lacan Discourse and Power: Michel Foucault and Edward Said *Marxisms, Classical Marxism The Frankfurt School Althusserianism Neo-Gramsican Cultural Studies, Popular Culture and the Carnivalesque *Gender and Sexuality, Feminisms Popular Film, Cine-psychoanalysts and Cultural Studies, Reading Romance "Watching Dallas, "Reading Women's Magazines, Feminism as Social Practice Men's Studies and Masculinities, Queer Theory *Postmodernism The Postmodern Condition, Postmodernism in the 1960s Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Fredric Jameson, Postmodern Pop Music Postmodernism and the Pluralism of Value, *The Politics of the Popular A Paradigm Crisis in Cultural Studies? The Cultural Field, The Economic Field, Hegemony Revisited, The Ideology of Mass Culture, "Journals on Cultural Theory and Popular Culture Cultural Theory and Popular Culture" "Websites Notes Index "
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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  Read more...

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