Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction / Edition 6

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In this 6th edition of his successful 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
  • new sections on The English Marxism of William Morris, Post-Feminism, and Whiteness

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408285275
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 131,380
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK. He has published widely in cultural studies, including nine books. The most recent book is Culture and Power in Cultural Studies: The Politics of Signification (Edinburgh University Press, 2010). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. He has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan, Vienna and Wuhan.

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Table of Contents

1. What is popular culture? Culture. Ideology. Popular culture. Popular culture as other. Further reading. 2. The ‘culture and civilisation’ tradition Matthew Arnold. Leavisism. Mass culture in America: the post-war debate. The culture of other people. Further reading. 3. 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. Further reading. 4. Marxisms Classical Marxism. The English Marxism of William Morris. The Frankfurt School. Althusserianism. Hegemony. Post-Marxism and cultural studies. Further reading. 5. Psychoanalysis Freudian psychoanalysis. Lacanian psychoanalysis. Cine-psychoanalysis. Slavoj Žižek and Lacanian fantasy. Further reading. 6. Structuralism and post-structuralism Ferdinand de Saussure. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Will Wright and the American Western. Roland Barthes: Mythologies. Post-structuralism. Jacques Derrida. Discourse and power: Michel Foucault. The panoptic machine. Further reading. 7. Gender and sexuality Feminisms. Women at the cinema. Reading romance. Watching Dallas. Reading women’s magazines. Post-Feminism. Men’s studies and masculinities. Queer theory. Further reading. 8. ‘Race’, racism and representation ‘Race’ and racism. The ideology of racism: its historical emergence. Orientalism. Whiteness. Anti-racism and cultural studies. Further reading. 9. Postmodernism The postmodern condition. Postmodernism in the 1960s. Jean-François Lyotard. Jean Baudrillard. Fredric Jameson. Postmodern pop music. Postmodern television. Postmodernism and the pluralism of value. The global postmodern. Convergence culture. Afterword. Further reading 10. The politics of the popular The cultural field. The economic field. Post-Marxist cultural studies: hegemony revisited. The ideology of mass culture. Further reading. Notes Bibliography Index

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