Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction / Edition 4

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"In this fifth 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. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area." 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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‘The seventh edition of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction gives an excellent overview of the historical roots of cultural studies and brilliantly links it to contemporary perspectives and new research (e.g. the materiality of popular culture). A key textbook for students and everyone interested in the study of popular culture.’

Sofie Van Bauwel, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

'Since its first appearance Storey’s Cultural Theory and Popular Culture has been, and continues to be, the benchmark against which all introductions to cultural studies and popular culture tend to be measured. The reasons are manifold. It is written in an engaging and exemplary style which, while not oversimplifying the issues, is easy to understand and has many highly illuminating examples. The book’s continued relevance (reflected by the fact that it has been translated into many languages) has been maintained because it has been constantly updated with new sections to keep pace with what is happening in the area and it’s pedagogical features (the accompanying Reader, dedicated webpage resources, practice questions and glossary of key terms) make it essential reading on any course dedicated to cultural studies.’

David Walton, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and President of the Iberian Association of Cultural Studies, University of Murcia, Spain

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820328393
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2006
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,297,450
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 What is popular culture? 1

2 The 'culture and civilization' tradition 17

3 Culturalism 37

4 Marxisms 59

5 Psychoanalysis 91

6 Structuralism and post-structuralism 111

7 Gender and sexuality 135

8 'Race', racism and representation 167

9 Postmodernism 181

10 The politics of the popular 213

Notes 237

Bibliography 241

Index 253

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