Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

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In this 6th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.

New to this edition

  • Extensively revised, rewritten and updated
  • Improved and expanded content throughout
  • new sections on The English Marxism of William Morris, Post-Feminism, and Whiteness

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

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"a thorough and comprehensive text, covering the historical development of popular culture as a subject in its own right, independent of other academic traditions."

Dr Edwina Griffith, University of Sussex

 

“an invaluable resource for students and scholars of popular culture both for its wide range of cultural theories covered and for the clarity and precision of its writing.” Monika Seidl, University of Vienna

 

“Clearly clarified, strictly structured, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction is an ideal foundation to any student new to and interested in cultural studies.” Dr Delin Xu, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

 

‘A welcome and characteristically astute updating of one of the classic, and most influential, textbooks in cultural studies.’ Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia

 

"Cultural Theory and Popular Culture; An Introductionis an excellent choice for first year students...Storey breaks down the theories without dumbing down the primary texts. "

Professor Gloria Monaghan, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA

 

In this 6th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.

New to this edition

  • Extensively revised, rewritten and updated
  • Improved and expanded content throughout
  • new sections on The English Marxism of William Morris, Post-Feminism, and Whiteness
  • Visit our media and journalism website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/mediajournalism to find updated and improved resources for this title, including practice questions and extension activities, annotated links to relevant websites and further reading, and a glossary of key terms.

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

John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK. He has published widely in cultural studies, including nine books. The most recent book is Culture and Power in Cultural Studies: The Politics of Signification (Edinburgh University Press, 2010). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. He has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan, Vienna and Wuhan.

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John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK. He has published widely in cultural studies, including nine books. The most recent book is Culture and Power in Cultural Studies: The Politics of Signification (Edinburgh University Press, 2010). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. He has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan, Vienna and Wuhan.

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