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Designed as a companion to Understanding the Popular, Reading the Popular is a "series of readings" about today's cultural phenomena. The book highlights the conflicting responses popular culture can evoke.
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Reading the Popular

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Overview

Designed as a companion to Understanding the Popular, Reading the Popular is a "series of readings" about today's cultural phenomena. The book highlights the conflicting responses popular culture can evoke.
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"Well-written and accessible [...] Making the difficult seem easy is Fiske's great talent. No introductory reading list in the field would be complete without a Fiske." Sociology Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203837252
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 11/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Fiske is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

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Table of Contents

@contents: Selected Contents: Acknowledgements Why Fiske Still Matters Henry Jenkins Reading Fiske and Understanding the Popular Kevin Glynn, Jonathan Gray and Pamela Wilson Notes on Contributors Preface Chapter 1 Understanding Popular Culture Chapter 2 Shopping for Pleasure Chapter 3 Reading the Beach Chapter 4 Video Pleasures Chapter 5a Madonna Chapter 5b Romancing the Rock Chapter 6 Everyday Quizzes Everyday Life Chapter 7 News, History, and Undisciplined Events Chapter 8 Popular News Chapter 9 Searing Towers References Index

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