Popular Culture Genres: Theories and Texts / Edition 1

Popular Culture Genres: Theories and Texts / Edition 1

by Arthur Asa Berger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803947267

ISBN-13: 9780803947269

Pub. Date: 05/12/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

An introduction to genre analysis, this highly readable volume presents key concepts in an accessible manner for undergraduate courses in film, TV, media criticism and cultural studies. The texts are representative of horror, science fiction, spy, classic detective, and tough guy detective genres, and readers may make their own analyses of texts based on the

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An introduction to genre analysis, this highly readable volume presents key concepts in an accessible manner for undergraduate courses in film, TV, media criticism and cultural studies. The texts are representative of horror, science fiction, spy, classic detective, and tough guy detective genres, and readers may make their own analyses of texts based on the methods explained and the examples offered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803947269
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/12/1992
Series:
Feminist Perspective on Communication Series , #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THEORIES
On the Structure of Genres
Propp, de Saussure and the Narrative
Formulas and Texts
Genre Theory
Genre, Society and Culture
The Classical Mystery
A Case Study
PART TWO: TEXTS
Murder on the Orient Express
f003 The Maltese Falcon
The Hard-Boiled Detective Novel f003 Dr No f003 War of the Worlds
Frankenstein
The New Prometheus
Conclusions

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