Re-reading Popular Culture / Edition 1

Re-reading Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Joke Hermes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405122455

ISBN-13: 9781405122450

Pub. Date: 10/10/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigation of the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores the theme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis and media reception theory to analyze popular culture.

  • Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting of masculinity after the success of feminism, and the

Overview

Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigation of the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores the theme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis and media reception theory to analyze popular culture.

  • Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting of masculinity after the success of feminism, and the layers of meaning in semi-public and private talk of multiculturalism and ethnicity
  • Traces its topics across a variety of media forms and texts, including sports; detective fiction and police series; and children’s television and games
  • Clearly and accessibly written for the student, scholar, and general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405122450
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Introduction Popular culture/cultural citizenship.

1 Ethnicity, football and the nation.

2 Negotiating global popular culture.

3 Conservative feminism and the detective novel.

4 Masculinity and the merits of textual analysis as part of an audience study.

5 Critical viewership.

6 Children and media.

7 Popular culture: a modern and a postmodern genealogy.

Concluding remarks.

References.

Index

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