Popular Culture and Everyday Life / Edition 1

Popular Culture and Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Toby Miller, Alec W McHoul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761952136

ISBN-13: 9780761952138

Pub. Date: 10/29/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This broad-ranging survey of social and cultural theory issues an audacious challenge to contemporary cultural studies' emphasis on speculation, rather than observation. Toby Miller and Alec Mc Houl invite the reader to question their participation in both dominant and subcultural practices by providing perspectives on the everyday through ethnography, textual

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This broad-ranging survey of social and cultural theory issues an audacious challenge to contemporary cultural studies' emphasis on speculation, rather than observation. Toby Miller and Alec Mc Houl invite the reader to question their participation in both dominant and subcultural practices by providing perspectives on the everyday through ethnography, textual reading, discourse analysis and political economy.

Following a summary of key ideas on an everyday practice, such as 'eating' or 'talking', each chapter considers the discourses that construct these practices, and concludes with one or more empirical investigations, opening up the possibility of a significant departure in cultural studies. The book ends with an excelle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761952138
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/29/1998
Series:
Cultural Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Food/Eating
Sport
Self-Help/Therapy
Cultural Devices
Talking
Glossary
A Vocabulary for Popular Culture and Everyday Life

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