Popular Culture: Production and Consumption / Edition 1

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This is a rich collection of contemporary perspectives on how culture is produced and commodified using current examples from music, television, magazines, sports, and advertising. Incorporating a variety of theoretical frameworks, the book addresses, in addition, issues of social and cultural diversity in readings by key scholars that are accessible and provocative for both students and academics.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In putting together a reader on Hustler, football hooligans,hip-hop, soap operas, and Dolly Parton, Harrington and Bielbydemonstrate excellent taste. If you find that statement improbable,you will expand your horizons by taking a look at the superbscholarship contained in this collection. If, on the other hand,you think it perfectly plausible, you will use this book anyway toteach your courses, to guide your research, and to deepen yourunderstanding of the cultural seas in which we all swim." WendyGriswold, Northwestern University

"This book is a most welcome addition to the field of mediastudies. Harrington and Bielby have chosen wisely by including arange of historical and more contemporary pieces that explore theproduction-consumption nexus in fresh and innovative ways. Art,music, prime-time television, movies, sports, video games, urbanlandscapes, all of this and more, will lead students and scholarsalike to think comparatively about popular culture." Ron Lembo,Amherst College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631217107
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/21/2000
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Readers in Sociology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,420,754
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.05 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Lee Harrington is Associate Professor of Sociology andAffiliate of the Women's Studies program at Miami University ofOhio. Her articles have been published in several scholarlyjournals and she is the author, with Denise Bielby, of SoapFans: Pursuing Pleasure and Making Meaning in Everyday Life(1995). Her current research interests include media audiences anddeath penalty cause lawyering.

Denise D. Bielby is Professor of Sociology at theUniversity of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses onthe culture industries of television and film. She is the author ofnumerous scholarly articles which have appeared in journalsincluding Journal of Popular Culture, AmericanSociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, andJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.


1. Constructing the Popular: Cultural Production andConsumption: C. Lee Harrington and Denise D. Bielby.

Part I: What is Popular?:.

2. Making Artistic Music Popular Music: The Goal of True Folk:John Blacking.

3. Batman, Deviance, and Camp: Andy Medhurst.

4. Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Transformation ofProduction-Consumption.

Relations in Professional Team Sport: Kimberly S. Schimmel.

5. Art Appreciation at Caesar's Palace: Mel McCombie.

Part II: Cultural Production/Commodification:.

6. Art as Collection Action: Howard S. Becker.

7. Commodity Lesbianism: Danae Clark.

8. Alternative to What?: Tom Frank.

9. Imagineering the Inner City?: Landscapes of Pleasure and theCommodification of Cultural Spetacle in the Postmodern City: ScottSalmon.

Part III: Taste, Reception, and Resistance: .

10. Encoding/Decoding:.

Stuart Hall.

11. (Male) Desire and (Female) Disgust: Reading Hustler:Laura Kipnis.

12. Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes: The Cultural Production ofRock and Roll: Harris Friedberg.

13. Site Reading?: Globalization, Identity and the Consumptionof Place in Popular Music: Minelle Mahtani and Scott Salmon.

14. Diasporic Noise: History, Hip Hop, and the Post-colonialPolitics of Sound: George Lipsitz.

Part IV: Authoring Texts/Readers Reading: .

15. The Concept of Formula in the Study of Popular Literature:John G. Cawelti.

16. The Task of the Translator: An Introduction to theTranslation of Baudelaire's Tableux Parisien: WalterBenjamin.

17. Intertextuality: John Fiske.

18. On Reading Soaps: A Semiotic Primer: Robert C. Allen.

19. Don't Have to DJ No More: Sampling and the "Autonomous"Creator: David Sanjek.

Part V: Celebrity and Fandom:.

20. The Assembly Line of Greatness: Celebrity inTwentieth-Century America: Joshua Gamson.

21. Mountains of Contradictions: Gender, Class, and Region inthe Star Image of Dolly Parton: Pamela Wilson.

22. Fandom as Pathology: Joli Jenson.

23. Scottish Fans, not English Hooligans! Scots, Scottishness,and Scottish Football: Gary P. T. Finn and Richard Giulianotti.


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