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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader / Edition 4

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader / Edition 4

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The new 4th edition of John Storey’s successful reader in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture is a companion volume to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, now in its 5th edition. The Reader offers students the opportunity to experience at first hand the theorists and critics discussed in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook.

Taken as a whole, 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.

New to this edition:

- 4 new readings:

  • Stuart Hall, What Is This ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture
  • Amir Saeed, Musical Jihad
  • Neil Perryman, Dr Who and the Convergence of Media
  • Jim Collins, Genericity in the Nineties

- fully revised general and section introductions from the editor, contextualising and linking the readings with key issues from the textbook

- full updated bibliography

The new edition is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405874212
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/19/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 694
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John Storey is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK. He has published extensively in cultural studies, and is currently working on his thirteenth book, Refusing To Be Realistic: Cultural Studies and Utopian Desire. His work has been translated into multiple languages and he has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Vienna, Henan, and Wuhan, and a Senior Fellow at the Technical University of Dresden. He is currently Chair Professor of the Changjiang Scholar Programme, Shaanxi Normal University, China.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition x

Publisher's Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Study of Popular Culture and Cultural Studies xv

Part 1 The 'Culture and Civilization' Tradition 1

Introduction 3

1 Culture and Anarchy Matthew Arnold 6

2 Mass Civilisation and Minority Culture F.R. Leavis 12

Part 2 Culturalism 21

Introduction 23

3 The Full Rich Life & The Newer Mass Art: Sex in Shiny Packets Richard Hoggart 26

4 The Analysis of Culture Raymond Williams 32

5 Preface from The Making of the English Working Class E.P. Thompson 41

6 The Young Andience Stuart Hall Paddy Whannel 45

Part There Marxism 53

Introduction 55

7 Ruling Class and Ruling Ideas Karl Marx Frederick Engles 58

8 Base and Superstructure Karl Marx 60

9 Letter to Joseph Bloch Frederick Engels 61

10 On Popular Music Theodor W. Adorno 63

11 Hegemony, Intellectuals and the Stae Antonio Gramsci 75

12 Popular Culture and the 'turn to Gramsci' Tony Bennett 81

13 Rockin' Hegemony: West Cost Rock and Amerika's War in Vietnam John Storey 88

14 Pleasurable Negotiations Christine Gledhill 98

15 The Redisoovery of 'Ideology' Return of the Repressed in Media Stndies Stuart Hall 111

16 Post-Marxism without Apologies Ernesto Laclau Chantal Monffe 142

Part Four Femintsm 169

Introduction 171

17 Dallas and the Ideology of Mass Culture Ien Ang 173

18 Femimist Approaches to Popular Culture: Giving Patriarchy its Due Lana F. Rakow 183

19 Reading Reading the Romance Janice Radway 199

20 Soap Opera and Utopia Christine Geraghty 216

21 Imitation and Gender Insubordination Judith Butler 224

Part Five Psychoanalysis, Structuralism and Post-structuralism 239


22 The Dream-Work Sigmund Freud 246

23 The Mirror Stage Jacques Lacan 255

24 Myth Today Roland Barthes 261

25 The Structure of Myth & The Structure of the Western Film Will Wright 270

26 Jules Verne: The Faulty Narrative Pierre Macherey 285

27 Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses Louis Althusser 302

28 Method Michel Foucault 313

29 Feminism & The Principles of Poststructuralism Chris Weedon 320

30 From Reality to the Real Slavoj Zizek 332

Part Six 'Race', Racism and Representation 349

Introdustion 351

31 'Get up, get into it and get involved' - Soul, Civil Rights and Black Power Paul Gilroy 355

32 The Color Purple Black Women as Cultural Readers Jacqueline Bobo 365

33 What Is This 'Black' in Black Popular Culture? Stuart Hall 374

34 (interviewed by Anders Stephanson) Black Postmodernist Practices Cornel West 383

35 Postmodern Blackness bell hooks 388

36 Musical Jihad Amir Saeed 395

Part Seven Postmodernism 403

Introduction 403

37 The Precession of Simnlacra Jean Baudrillard 405

38 From Here to Modernity: Feminism and Postmodermism Barbara Creed 416

39 Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism Meaghan Morris 423

40 Postmodernism and 'The Other Side' Dick Hebdige 429

41 Fashion and Postmdernism Elizabeth Wilson 444

42 Genericity in the Nineties Jim Collins 454

43 Doctor Who and the Convergence of Media Neil Perryman 472

Part Eight The Polities of the Popular 493

Introduction 495

44 Distinction & The Aristocracy of Culture Pierre Bourdieu 498

45 Notes on Deconstructing 'the Popular' Stuart Hall 508

46 Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-Century Boston: The Creation of an Organizational Base for High Culture in America Paul DiMaggio 519

47 Cultural Production Terry Lovell 539

48 The Practice of Everyday Life Michel de Certeau 545

49 The New Validation of Popular Culture: Sense and Sentimentality in Academia Michael Schudson 556

50 The Popular Economy John Fiske 564

51 Feminist Desire and Female Pleasure Ien Ang 581

52 Pessimism, Optimism, Pleasure: The Future of Cultural Studies Duncan Webster 591

53 Trajectories of Cultural Populism Jin McGuigan 606

54 Political Economy and Cultural Studies: Reconciliation or Divorce? Nicholas Garnbam 618

55 Cultural Studies vs. Political Economy: Is Anybody Else Bored With this Dehate? Lawrence Grossberg 630

Bibliography 641

Index 651

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This textbook is definitely only for those looking for a really detailed understanding of popular culture. It combines the work of many influential philosophers and theorists that all have a take on popular culture. Some of the passages are easy to read and have examples that make sense to a modern audience. However, some readings are nearly impossible to follow along with because they are extremely complex. I recommend also getting the author's "An Introduction" book which gives some more defined definitions for the complex topics discussed in this compilation. If you are taking a popular culture class, this book will highlight a lot of key parts of cultural theory and has the passages organized by theme which makes it easy to follow a progression in the readings and in your course. Overall, an intellectually stimulating and very involved read.