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An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture. Dominic Strinati. How can we study popular culture? What makes 'popular culture' popular? Is popular culture important? What influence does it have? An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture provides a clear and comprehensive answer to these questions. It presents a critical assessment of the major ways in which popular culture has been interpreted, and suggests how it may be more usefully studied.
Dominic Strinati uses the examples of cinema and television to show how we can understand popular culture from sociological and historical perspectives. Hollywood narrative. Narrative and ideology.
Ideology and the gangster film. Definitions of horror. Theories of horror. The effects of popular television upon audiences. Semiology theory and audience studies. Popular television genres. The production of popular television genres. The structure of popular television genres. Popular television and postmodernism.
Popular culture fragmentation and identity. Gender and film noir. Political influences. Public service broadcasting. The television audience I The rise of the Hollywood studio system. Teenage horror.
An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture
National Library of Australia. Search the catalogue for collection items held by the National Library of Australia. Read more Strinati, Dominic. An introduction to theories of popular culture. Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. Strinati explains how theorists such as Adorno, Barthes, Althusser and Hebdige have grappled with the many forms of popular culture, from Jazz to the Americanization of British popular culture, from Hollywood cinema to popular television series, from teen magazines to the spy novel.
An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture is widely recognized as an immensely useful textbook for students taking courses in the major theories of popular culture. Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies. Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are: mann culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. This new edition provides fresh material on Marxism and feminism, while a new final chapter assesses the significance of the theories explained in the book. An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture. Dominic Strinati.
This book outlines and critically assesses some leading theories of popular culture. It does this in what is hoped is a clear and accessible style. There is no reason why readability should be confined to textbooks and not become a more common practice in writing social science generally; nor are all textbooks that accessible. But it is probably its coverage and readability which have led to a second edition of this book being published. The book itself has been substantially rewritten in order to make it even clearer and more accessible. Every sentence has been scrutinised and relatively few have remained unscathed.