PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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- Henry Jenkins, MIT
"An extraordinarily well considered selection of articles and essays, arranged with skill and style."
- Charlie Blake, University College Northampton
Popular Culture: A Reader helps students understand the pervasive role of popular culture and the processes that constitute it as a product of industry, an intellectual object of inquiry and an integral component of all our lives.
The volume is divided into 7 thematic sections, and each section is preceded by an introduction which engages with, and critiques, the chapters that follow. The book contains:
- Classic writings from all the 'big names' including Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Frederic Jameson, Dick Hebdige, Angela McRobbie, Paul Gilroy and many more.
- Contemporary cultural references throughout - this is not simply an historical account.
- Pieces drawing on diverse national, disciplinary and subdisciplinary contexts.
- Sensitivity to issues of gender, race and sexuality.
This reader is a key resource for students of media and communication studies, cultural studies, and the sociology of the media.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/1/2005
CATEGORY: Social Science