Postmodernism and Popular Culture [NOOK Book]

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Cultural studies began as a radical political project, establishing the cultural centrality of everday life and popular culture. In a postmodern world where old uncertainties are undermined and identities fragmented, the way forward for those working with popular culture has become less clear. In contrast to more pessimistic readings of the possibilities of postmodernity, Postmodernism and Popular Culture engages with postmodernity as a space for social change and political transformation. Ranging widely over ...
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Postmodernism and Popular Culture

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Overview

Cultural studies began as a radical political project, establishing the cultural centrality of everday life and popular culture. In a postmodern world where old uncertainties are undermined and identities fragmented, the way forward for those working with popular culture has become less clear. In contrast to more pessimistic readings of the possibilities of postmodernity, Postmodernism and Popular Culture engages with postmodernity as a space for social change and political transformation. Ranging widely over cultural theory and popular culture, Angela McRobbie looks at everyday life as an eclectic and invigorating arena for the interplay of different cultures and identites. McRobbie assesses the contribution of key figures in cultural and postcolonial theory -- Susan Sontag, Walter Benjamin, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak -- and surveys the landscape of today's youth and popular culture, from salvation army fashion to the rave scene, from moral panic to teen magazines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203168332
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/30/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 678 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Postmodernism and Popular Culture 13
2 New Times in Cultural Studies 24
3 Post-Marxism and Cultural Studies 44
4 Feminism, Postmodernism and the 'Real Me' 61
5 The Modernist Style of Susan Sontag 77
6 The Passagenwerk and the Place of Walter Benjamin in Cultural Studies 96
7 Strategies of Vigilance: An Interview With Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 121
8 Second-Hand Dresses and the Role of the Ragmarket 135
9 Shut Up and Dance: Youth Culture and Changing Modes of Femininity 155
10 Different, Youthful, Subjectivities: Towards a Cultural Sociology of Youth 177
11 The Moral Panic in the Age of the Postmodern Mass Media 198
Index 220
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