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From entertainment to citizenship : politics and popular culture

Author: John Street; Sanna Inthorn; Martin Scott
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©2013
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It explores how young people connect the pleasures of popular culture to the world at large. For them, popular culture is not simply a matter of escapism and entertainment, but of engagement too. The place of popular culture in politics, and its contribution to democratic life, has too often been misrepresented or misunderstood.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Street; Sanna Inthorn; Martin Scott
ISBN: 9780719085383 0719085381
OCLC Number: 864548413
Description: vii, 163 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Politics and popular culture --
3. Citizenship and popular culture --
4. Researching young people, politics and popular culture --
5. Points of engagement: reading the politics within popular culture --
6. Real power --
7. Young citizens and celebrity politicians --
8. Altogether now: creating collective identities --
9. Playing with citizenship --
10. Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Street, Sanna Inthorn and Martin Scott.


Drawing on research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, this book provides the first detailed study of how young people in Britain use popular culture to shape and express their  Read more...


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'The book challenges assumptions and draws on research that compares different forms of popular culture.', 24 October 2013'Undoubtedly, From Entertainment to Citizenship is a very Read more...

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