Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-12-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The reader provides a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the study of popular culture and provides key primary coverage of fundamental issues in cultural studies. The text includes four new readings:1). Stuart Hall,What Is This ‘Black' in Black Popular Culture 2). Amir Saeed,Musical Jihad 3). Neil Perryman, Dr Who and the Convergence of Media 4). Jim Collins,Genericity in the Nineties Fully revised general and section introductions from the editor, contextualise and link the readings with key issues from the textbook A fully updated bibliography is provided

Author Biography

John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including seven books. The most recent books called The Articulation of Memory and Desire (Guangxi Normal University Press, 2007 His work has been translated into Chinese German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Henan, Vienna and Wuhan.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Editionp. x
Publisher's Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: The Study of Popular Culture and Cultural Studiesp. xv
The 'Culture and Civilization' Traditionp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Culture and Anarchyp. 6
Mass Civilisation and Minority Culturep. 12
Culturalismp. 21
Introductionp. 23
The Full Rich Life & The Newer Mass Art: Sex in Shiny Packetsp. 26
The Analysis of Culturep. 32
Preface from The Making of the English Working Classp. 41
The Young Andiencep. 45
Marxismp. 53
Introductionp. 55
Ruling Class and Ruling Ideasp. 58
Base and Superstructurep. 60
Letter to Joseph Blochp. 61
On Popular Musicp. 63
Hegemony, Intellectuals and the Staep. 75
Popular Culture and the 'turn to Gramsci'p. 81
Rockin' Hegemony: West Cost Rock and Amerika's War in Vietnamp. 88
Pleasurable Negotiationsp. 98
The Redisoovery of 'Ideology' Return of the Repressed in Media Stndiesp. 111
Post-Marxism without Apologiesp. 142
Femintsmp. 169
Introductionp. 171
Dallas and the Ideology of Mass Culturep. 173
Femimist Approaches to Popular Culture: Giving Patriarchy its Duep. 183
Reading Reading the Romancep. 199
Soap Opera and Utopiap. 216
Imitation and Gender Insubordinationp. 224
Psychoanalysis, Structuralism and Post-structuralismp. 239
Introductionp. 241
The Dream-Workp. 246
The Mirror Stagep. 255
Myth Todayp. 261
The Structure of Myth & The Structure of the Western Filmp. 270
Jules Verne: The Faulty Narrativep. 285
Ideology and Ideological State Apparatusesp. 302
Methodp. 313
Feminism & The Principles of Poststructuralismp. 320
From Reality to the Realp. 332
'Race', Racism and Representationp. 349
Introdustionp. 351
'Get up, get into it and get involved' - Soul, Civil Rights and Black Powerp. 355
The Color Purple Black Women as Cultural Readersp. 365
What Is This 'Black' in Black Popular Culture?p. 374
(interviewed by Anders Stephanson) Black Postmodernist Practicesp. 383
Postmodern Blacknessp. 388
Musical Jihadp. 395
Postmodernismp. 403
Introductionp. 403
The Precession of Simnlacrap. 405
From Here to Modernity: Feminism and Postmodermismp. 416
Feminism, Reading, Postmodernismp. 423
Postmodernism and 'The Other Side'p. 429
Fashion and Postmdernismp. 444
Genericity in the Ninetiesp. 454
Doctor Who and the Convergence of Mediap. 472
The Polities of the Popularp. 493
Introductionp. 495
Distinction & The Aristocracy of Culturep. 498
Notes on Deconstructing 'the Popular'p. 508
Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-Century Boston: The Creation of an Organizational Base for High Culture in Americap. 519
Cultural Productionp. 539
The Practice of Everyday Lifep. 545
The New Validation of Popular Culture: Sense and Sentimentality in Academiap. 556
The Popular Economyp. 564
Feminist Desire and Female Pleasurep. 581
Pessimism, Optimism, Pleasure: The Future of Cultural Studiesp. 591
Trajectories of Cultural Populismp. 606
Political Economy and Cultural Studies: Reconciliation or Divorce?p. 618
Cultural Studies vs. Political Economy: Is Anybody Else Bored With this Dehate?p. 630
Bibliographyp. 641
Indexp. 651
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