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Title Popular Culture as Everyday Life
Author Dennis D. Waskul
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-11-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781317564102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Popular Culture and Everyday Life Phillip Vannini and Dennis Waskul have brought together a variety of short essays that illustrate the many ways that popular culture intersects with mundane experiences of everyday life. Most essays are written in a reflexive ethnographic style, primarily through observation and personal narrative, to convey insights at an intimate level that will resonate with most readers. Some of the topics are so mundane they are legitimately universal (sleeping, getting dressed, going to the bathroom, etc.), others are common enough that most readers will directly identify in some way (watching television, using mobile phones, playing video games, etc.), while some topics will appeal more-or-less depending on a reader’s gender, interests, and recreational pastimes (putting on makeup, watching the Super Bowl, homemaking, etc.). This book will remind readers of their own similar experiences, provide opportunities to reflect upon them in new ways, as well as compare and contrast how experiences relayed in these pages relate to lived experiences. The essays will easily translate into rich and lively classroom discussions that shed new light on a familiar, taken-for-granted everyday life—both individually and collectively. At the beginning of the book, the authors have provided a grid that shows the topics and themes that each article touches on. This book is for popular culture classes, and will also be an asset in courses on the sociology of everyday life, ethnography, and social psychology.

Title From Popular Culture to Everyday Life
Author John Storey
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-04-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 150
ISBN 9781135128999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies. Storey presents a range of different ways of thinking theoretically about the everyday; from Freudian and Marxist approaches, to chapters exploring topics such as consumption, mediatization and phenomenological sociology. The book concludes, drawing from the previous nine chapters, with notes towards a definition of what everyday life might look like as a pedagogic object of study in cultural studies. This is an ideal introduction to the theories of everyday life for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, communication studies and media studies.

Title National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Author Tim Edensor
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-06-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781000189353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between ‘high' and ‘low' culture.

Manufacturing Desire by Arthur Asa Berger

Title Manufacturing Desire
Author Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9781351507097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The average person in America watches four hours of television per day and spends the equivalent of nine years of his or her life in front of the television set. If the attention most people devote to popular culture - listening to the news, watching soap operas, reading the comics-were added up, it would reveal that most people spend an enormous amount of time with popular culture which becomes in large measure, their culture. "Manufacturing Desire" is a study of how the mass media broadcast or spread various popular arts; further how the media and popular arts play a major role in shaping our everyday lives.The television shows we watch, the movies we see, the radio programs we listen to, and all the comic strips we read influence social behavior. They give us ideas about what is good and evil, about how to solve problems, and about how we should relate to others. If we understand this, says Berger, then the way we think about our media-influenced culture will be far different than if we see popular culture as mindless entertainment. Berger provides an analysis of the way popular culture and the mass media simultaneously reflect and affect various aspects of American culture and society. He examines commercials, television shows, comics, film, humor, and everyday life in terms of what beliefs and values are found in them, what attitudes toward ourselves, and our societies are contained in them, how they achieve their effects, and what they reflect about present-day American culture and society.This book is analysis of the impact mass media have across America, cross-culturally, and internationally. "Manufacturing Desire" will provide the general reader as well as specialists in communication and information, sociology, and psychology with a better understanding of the effects of mass media and popular culture on contemporary society.

Pop Culture by Shirley Fedorak

Title Pop Culture
Author Shirley Fedorak
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 166
ISBN 1442601248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This text is important for any introductory anthropology course, particularly in conveying to students the relevance of anthropology by engaging with the very aspects of popular culture that are significant in their everyday lives." - Kristin L. Dowell, University of Oklahoma

Title Narratives in Popular Culture Media and Everyday Life
Author Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 1997
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9780761903451
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Arthur Asa Berger elucidates narrative theory and applies it to readers' everyday experiences with popular forms of mass media. This unique book demonstrates how to interpret narratives while presenting the analysis in an accessible manner.

Title Popular Culture Schooling and Everyday Life
Author Henry A. Giroux
Publisher Praeger
Release Date 1989
Category Education
Total Pages 244
ISBN IND:39000005012740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Illuminating one of the most pervasive issues of our time, Popular Culture is the first book to link the importance and implications of popular culture with pedagogical practice. It shows how cultural forms such as Hollywood films, pop music, soap operas, and televangelism are organized by gender, age, class, race, and ethnicity, thus providing the contradictory text that both enables and disables emancipatory interest, so fundamental to the formation of self and society. What emerges is a redefinition of the very notion of popular culture.

Title Cultures of Financialization
Author M. Haiven
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2014-10-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 225
ISBN 9781137355973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on a wide range of case studies, Cultures of Financialization argues that, in our age of crisis, the global economy is more invested than ever in culture and the imagination. We must take the idea of 'fictitious capital' seriously as a way to understand the power of finance, and what might be done to stop it.

Title Culture and Everyday Life
Author David Inglis
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2005
Category Social Science
Total Pages 159
ISBN 0415319269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This lively and accessible new book reconsiders the different views as to what 'culture' is, how it operates, and how it relates to other aspects of the human (and non-human) world.

Title Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
Author John Storey
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 2006
Category Social Science
Total Pages 191
ISBN 9780820328393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this new edition of his widely adopted Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. Like previous editions, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture. New to this edition: Extensively revised, rewritten, and updated Improved and expanded content throughout including a new chapter on psychoanalysis and a new section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader More illustrative diagrams and images Fully revised, improved, and updated companion web site Ideal for courses in: cultural studies media studies communication studies sociology of culture popular culture visual studies cultural criticism

Identity And Everyday Life by Harris M. Berger

Title Identity and Everyday Life
Author Harris M. Berger
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2004-04-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 185
ISBN 081956687X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A critical examination of core issues in social and cultural theory.

Fragmented Identities by Denise Roman

Title Fragmented Identities
Author Denise Roman
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 187
ISBN 0739121189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combining sharp observation, a native's ease in the city, and talent as a storyteller, Denise Roman spiritedly presents the myriad details and the diverging cultural strands of life in postcommunist Bucharest. Roman focuses on identity-formation and identity politics among youth, Jews, women, and queers.

Applied Discourse Analysis by Arthur Asa Berger

Title Applied Discourse Analysis
Author Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-01-06
Category Social Science
Total Pages 201
ISBN 9783319471815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book, written in an accessible style and illustrated with drawings by the author and with many other images, discusses the basic principles of discourse theory and applies them to various aspects of popular culture, media and everyday life. Among the topics it analyzes are speed dating, advertising, jokes, language use, myths, fairy tales and material culture.

Popular Culture by Marcel Danesi

Title Popular Culture
Author Marcel Danesi
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2012
Category Social Science
Total Pages 277
ISBN 9781442217836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives seeks to define pop culture by exploring the ways that it fulfills our human desire for meaning. The second edition investigates current contexts for popular culture, including the rise of the digital global village through new technology and offers up-to-date examples that connect with today's students.

Title An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US
Author Jenn Brandt
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2018-01-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781501320590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Popular Culture Association's 2018 John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook / Primer What is popular culture? Why study popular culture in an academic context? An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US: People, Politics, and Power introduces and explores the history and contemporary analysis of popular culture in the United States. In situating popular culture as lived experience through the activities, objects, and distractions of everyday life, the authors work to broaden the understanding of culture beyond a focus solely on media texts, taking an interdisciplinary approach to analyze American culture, its rituals, beliefs, and the objects that shape its existence. After building a foundation of the history of popular culture as an academic discipline, the book looks broadly at cultural myths and the institutional structures, genres, industries, and people that shape the mindset of popular culture in the United States. It then becomes more focused with an examination of identity, exploring the ways in which these myths and mindset are internalized, practiced, and shaped by individuals. The book concludes by connecting the broad understanding of popular culture and the unique individual experience with chapters dedicated to the objects, communities, and celebrations of everyday life. This approach to the field of study explores all matters of culture in a way that is accessible and relevant to individuals in and outside of the classroom.

Popular Culture And Everyday Life by Professor Toby Miller

Title Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Author Professor Toby Miller
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 1998-09-10
Category
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1446234398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Thisbroad-ranging survey of social and cultural theory issues an audacious challenge to contemporary cultural studies' emphasis on speculation, rather than observation. Toby Miller and Alec McHoul invite the reader to question their participation in both dominant and subcultural practices by providing perspectives on the everyday through ethnography, textual reading, discourse analysis and political economy. Following a summary of key ideas on an everyday practice, such as eating' or talking', each chapter considers the discourses that construct these practices, and concludes with one or more empirical investigations, opening up the possibility of a significant departure in cultural studies. The book ends with an excellent glossary of cultural studies terms.

Dancing In Spite Of Myself by Lawrence Grossberg

Title Dancing in Spite of Myself
Author Lawrence Grossberg
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 1997
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0822319179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Dancing in Spite of Myself, Lawrence Grossberg—well known as a pioneering figure in cultural studies—has collected essays written over the past twenty years that have also established him as one of the leading theorists of popular culture and, specifically, of rock music. Grossberg offers an original and sophisticated view of the growing power of popular culture and its increasing inseparability from contemporary structures of economic and political power and from our everyday lives. In the course of conducting this exploration into the meaning of "popularity," he investigates the nature of fandom, the social effects of rock music and youth culture, and the possibilities for understanding the history of popular texts and practices. Describing what he calls "the postmodernity of everyday life," Grossberg offers important insights into the relation of pop music to issues of postmodernity and inton the growing power of the new cultural conservatism and its relationship to "the popular." Exploring the limits of existing theories of hegemony in cultural studies, Grossberg reveals the ways in which popular culture is being mobilized in the service of economic and political struggles. In articulating his own critical practice, Grossberg surveys and challenges some of the major assumptions of popular culture studies, including notions of domination and resistance, mainstream and marginality, and authenticity and incorporation. Dancing in Spite of Myself provides an introduction to contemporary theories of popular culture and a clear statement of relationships among theories of the nature of rock music, postmodernity, and conservative hegemony.

Popular Culture In Africa by Stephanie Newell

Title Popular Culture in Africa
Author Stephanie Newell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-11-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 324
ISBN 9781135068943
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African popular cultures contribute to the formation of an episteme. With chapters on theater, Nollywood films, blogging, and music and sports discourses, as well as on popular art forms, urban and youth cultures, and gender and sexuality, the book highlights the dynamism and complexity of contemporary popular cultures in sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on the streets of Africa, especially city streets where different cultures and cultural personalities meet, the book asks how the category of "the people" is identified and interpreted by African culture-producers, politicians, religious leaders, and by "the people" themselves. The book offers a nuanced, strongly historicized perspective in which African popular cultures are regarded as vehicles through which we can document ordinary people’s vitality and responsiveness to political and social transformations.

Politicotainment by Kristina Riegert

Title Politicotainment
Author Kristina Riegert
Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date 2007
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 296
ISBN 0820481149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The History of Everyday Life
Author Alf Ludtke
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2018-11-20
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781400821648
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alltagsgeschichte, or the history of everyday life, emerged during the 1980s as the most interesting new field among West German historians and, more recently, their East German colleagues. Partly in reaction to the modernization theory pervading West German social history in the 1970s, practitioners of alltagsgeschichte stressed the complexities of popular experience, paying particular attention, for instance, to the relationship of the German working class to Nazism. Now the first English translation of a key volume of essays (Alltagsgeschichte: Zur Rekonstruktion historischer Erfahrungen und Lebensweisen) presents this approach and shows how it cuts across the boundaries of established disciplines. The result is a work of great methodological, theoretical, and historiographical significance as well as a substantive contribution to German studies. Introduced by Alf Lüdtke, the volume includes two empirical essays, one by Lutz Niethammer on life courses of East Germans after 1945 and one by Lüdtke on modes of accepting fascism among German workers. The remaining five essays are theoretical: Hans Medick writes on ethnological ways of knowledge as a challenge to social history; Peter Schöttler, on mentalities, ideologies, and discourses and alltagsgeschichte; Dorothee Wierling, on gender relations and alltagsgeschichte; Wolfgang Kaschuba, on popular culture and workers' culture as symbolic orders; and Harald Dehne on the challenge alltagsgeschichte posed for Marxist-Leninist historiography in East Germany.