Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture

John Storey

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A fully updated new edition of this bestselling introduction to the study of contemporary popular cultureNew for this edition
  • New sections: print media and celebrity, communities in cyberspace and a postscript on the circuit of culture
  • Updated and expanded bibliography
  • Revised, rewritten and expanded throughout

The book presents an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods which have been used to study contemporary popular culture. Doing this, it also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organised around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form and presents a critical overview of the methodology for the actual study of popular culture. Individual chapters cover topics such as television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines, popular music, consumption (television, fan culture and shopping), and the culture of globalisation.

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John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of theCentre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University ofSunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including eight books. The most recent book is The Articulation of Memory and Desire (Guangxi University Press, 2008). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.

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