High Theory/Low Culture

High Theory/Low Culture

by Mikita Brottman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403966419

ISBN-13: 9781403966414

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates the kinds…  See more details below

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In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates the kinds of 'low' culture that are regularly dismissed by academic scholars. Through a close examination of these cultural forms, Brottman reveals how the kinds of popular culture that we usually take for granted are, in fact, far more complex and sophisticated than is normally assumed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403966414
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Popular Culture and its Critics Bakhtin and Style Magazines 'Joyful Mayhem': Bakhtin and Football Barthes and Tabloid Newspapers Roland Barthes Goes Shopping 'Blue Prints and Bodies': Lacan and Pornography Lacan and the Horror Film Conclusion Bibliography

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