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Popular Culture

Edited by Chris Rojek

Routledge – 2011 – 1,382 pages

Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

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    September 19th 2011

Description

Research in and around popular culture continues to flourish. And its study is, more than ever, a key component of Media and Communications Studies courses, and a vital part of Cultural Studies and Cultural Sociology curricula.

The sheer scale of the available research exploring popular culture—and the breadth and complexity of the canon on which it draws—makes this new four-volume Routledge collection especially timely. It answers the urgent need for a wide-ranging collection which provides ready access to the key items of scholarly literature, material that is often inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books from a broad range of disciplines.

Volume I (‘History and Theory’) brings together the best work on the rise of popular culture as a subject for serious academic study, uncovering its roots and exploring its rapid development in the years after the Second World War. Key debates (e.g. between base and superstructure, hegemony and control, colonialism and postcolonialism) are traced to provide users with a clear understanding of the foundational approaches that inform the more applied examinations of popular culture in the succeeding volumes.

Volume II assembles the most important thinking on ‘Ideology and Representation’, including work drawn from feminism, structuralism, post-structuralism, and postmodernism. Volume III gathers crucial work on ‘Fissures and Fusions’, while the last volume in the set is organized around ‘Critical Departures’.

Popular Culture is supplemented with a full index, and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students as a vital research and reference resource.

Contents

Volume I: History and Theory

1. L. White, ‘The Concept of Culture’, American Anthropologist, 1959, 61, 2, 227–51.

2. L. Lowenthal, ‘Historical Perspectives of Popular Culture’, American Journal of Sociology, 1950, 55, 4, 323–32.

3. C. Murkedji and M. Schudson, ‘Popular Culture’, Annual Review of Sociology, 1986, 12, 47–66.

4. E. G. Traube, ‘"The Popular" in American Culture’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 1996, 25, 127–51.

5. T. Cole, ‘The Italian Ministry of Popular Culture’, Public Opinion Quarterly, 1938, 2, 3, 425–34.

6. P. Melville-Logan, ‘The Popularity of Popular Delusions: Charles Mackay and Victorian Popular Culture’, Cultural Critique, 2003, 54, 213–41.

7. R. Woodhams, ‘Raymond Williams: Retrospect and Prospect’, Contemporary Politics, 1997, 3, 1, 95–103.

8. M. Hoy, ‘Bakhtin and Popular Culture’, New Literary History, 1992, 23, 3, 765–82.

9. R. Williams, ‘On High and Popular Culture’, New Republic, 1974, 171, 23, 13–16.

10. A. Grindstaff, ‘Culture and Popular Culture: A Case for Sociology’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2008, 619, 206–22.

11. P. Hohendahl, ‘Jurgen Habermas: The Public Sphere’, New German Critique, 1974, 1, 3, 45–8.

12. J. Carey, ‘The Politics of Popular Culture’, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 1979, 4, 2, 3–32.

13. S. Hall, ‘Notes on Deconstructing the "Popular"’, in R. Samuel (ed.), People’s History and Socialist Theory (Routledge, 1981), pp. 227–40.

14. J. Flores, ‘Reinstating Popular Culture: Responses to Christopher Lasch’, Social Text, 1985, 12, 113–23.

15. T. J. Lears, ‘Making Fun of Popular Culture’, American Historical Review, 1992, 97, 5, 1417–26.

16. J. Lave et al., ‘Coming of Age in Birmingham: Cultural Studies and Conceptions of Subjectivity’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 1992, 21, 257–82.

17. G. Nowell Smith, ‘Popular Culture’, New Formations, 1987, 2, 79–90.

18. M. Schudson, ‘The New Validation of Popular Culture: Sense and Sentimentality in Academia’, Critical Studies in Mass Communications, 1987, 4, 1, 51–68.

19. J. Mcguigan, ‘Cultural Populism Revisited’, in M. Ferguson and P. Golding (eds.), Cultural Studies in Question (Sage, 1997), pp. 138–54.

20. T. Eagleton, ‘Base and Superstructure Revisited’, New Literary History, 2000, 31, 2, 231–40.

Volume II: Ideology and Representation

21. F. Jameson, ‘Ideology, Narrative Analysis and Popular Culture’, Theory and Society, 1997, 4, 4, 543–59.

22. H. Aage, ‘Popular Attitudes and Perestroika’, Soviet Studies, 1991, 43, 1, 3–25.

23. T. Morris-Suzuki, ‘The Invention and Re-invention of "Japanese Culture"’, Journal of Asian Studies, 1995, 54, 3, 759–80.

24. P. Lunt and T. Lewis, ‘Oprah.com: Lifestyle Expertise and the Politics of Recognition’, Women & Performance, 2008, 18, 1, 9–24.

25. K. Iwabuchi, ‘"Softe" Nationalism and Narcissism: Japanese Popular Culture Goes Global’, Asian Studies Review, 2002, 26, 4, 447–69.

26. D. Hebdige, ‘Dis-Gnosis: Disney and the Retooling of Knowledge, Art, Culture, Life, etc’, Cultural Studies, 2003, 17, 2, 150–67.

27. J. Curran and C. Sparks, ‘Press and Popular Culture’, Media, Culture & Society, 1991, 13, 2, 215–37.

28. J. Fiske, ‘Television and Popular Culture: Reflections on British and Australian Critical Practice’, Critical Studies in Media Communications, 1986, 3, 2, 200–16.

29. Danke Li, ‘Popular Culture in the Making of Anti-Imperialist and Nationalist Sentiments in Sichuan’, Modern China, 2004, 3, 4, 470–505.

30. D. Kellner, ‘Popular Culture and the Construction of Postmodern Identities’, in S. Lash and J. Friedman, (eds.), Postmodernism and Identity (Hutchinson, 1992), pp. 141–77.

31. S. Hall, ‘Culture, Community, Nation’, Cultural Studies, 1993, 7, 3, 349–63.

32. J. Petras, ‘Cultural Imperialism in the Late 20th Century’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1993, 23, 2, 139–48.

33. T. Bennett, ‘Popular Culture: A Teaching Object’, Screen Education, 1980, 17–29

34. A. Tudor, ‘Culture, Mass Communications and Social Agency’, Theory, Culture & Society, 1995, 12, 81–107.

35. P. Jones, ‘Democratic Norms and Means of Communication: Public Sphere, Fourth Estate, Freedom of Communication’, Critical Horizons, 2000, 1, 2, 307–39.

36. J. Larrain, ‘Stuart Hall and the Marxist Concept of Ideology’, Theory, Culture & Society, 1991, 8, 1–28.

Volume III: Fissures and Fusions

37. S. Hall, ‘What is this "Black" in Popular Culture?’, Social Justice, 1993, 20, 1–2.

38. J. T. McGuigan, ‘Doing A Florida Thing: The Creative Class Thesis and Cultural Policy’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2009, 15, 3, 291–300.

39. E. Wilson, ‘The Bohemianization of Mass Culture’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 1999, 2, 1, 11–32.

40. R. Williams, ‘A Lecture on Realism’, Screen, 1977, 18, 1, 61–74.

41. B. Berger, ‘Taste and Domination’, American Journal of Sociology, 1986, 91, 6, 1445–53.

42. B. Jarvis, ‘Monsters Inc: Serial Killers and Consumer Culutre’, Crime, Media, Culture, 2007, 3, 3, 326–44.

43. S. Frith, ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent: Defending Popular Culture from the Populists’, Diacritics, 1991, 21, 4, 102–15.

44. A. Rehn, ‘Pop (Culture) Goes the Organization: On Highbrow, Lowbrow and Hybrids in Studying Popular Culture Within Organizations Studies’, Organization, 2008, 15, 5, 765–83.

45. S. Frith, ‘Art versus Technology: The Strange Case of Popular Music’, Media, Culture & Society, 1986, 8, 3, 263–79.

46. J. Street, ‘Aesthetics, Policy and the Politics of Popular Culture’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2000, 3, 1, 27–43.

47. Wai-Chung Ho, ‘Between Globalization and Localization: A Study of Hong Kong Popular Music’, Popular Music, 2003, 22, 2, 143–57.

48. R. Antonio, ‘After Postmodernism: Reactionary Tribalism’, American Journal of Sociology, 2000, 106, 2, 40–87.

49. K. Robins, ‘Reimagined Communities: European Image Spaces, Beyond Fordism’, Cultural Studies, 3, 2, 145–65.

50. J. Hobsbawm, ‘Identity Politics and the Left’, New Left Review, 1996, 217, 38–47.

51. L. Kang, ‘Popular Culture and the Culture of the Masses in Contemporary China’, Boundary, 1997, 2, 24, 3, 99–122.

52. N. Couldry and T. Markham, ‘Celebrity Culture and Public Connection: Bridge or Chasm’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2007, 10, 4, 403–21.

53. P. Willis, ‘Notes on Common Culture: Towards a Grounded Aesthetics’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 1998, 1, 2, 163–76.

54. P. Corrigan and P. Willis, ‘Cultural Forms and Class Mediations’, Media, Culture & Society, 1980, 2, 297–312.

55. B. Longhurst, ‘Realism, Naturalism and Television Soap Opera’, Theory, Culture & Society, 1987, 4, 633–49.

Volume IV: Critical Departures

56. D. Hesmondalgh, ‘Digital Sampling and Cultural Inequality’, Social and Legal Studies, 2006, 15, 1, 53–76.

57. A. McRobbie, ‘Postmodernism and Popular Culture’, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 1986, 10, 2, 108–16.

58. J. Habermas, ‘There Are Alternatives’, New Left Review, 1998, 231, 3–12.

59. M. Kohn, ‘Homo Spectator: Public Space in the Age of the Spectacle’, Philosophy & Social Criticism, 2008, 34, 5, 467–86.

60. C. Boggs, ‘Globalization and Political Atrophy’, Democracy & Nature, 2001, 7, 2, 303–16.

61. R. Celestin, ‘Interview with Jean Baudrillard: From Popular Culture to Mass Culture’, Contemporary French and Francaphone Studies, 1997, 1, 1, 5–15.

62. P. Di Maggio, ‘Market Structure, the Creative Process and Popular Culture: Toward an Organizational Reinterpretation of Mass-Culture Theory’, Journal of Popular Culture, 1977, 11, 2, 436–452.

63. F. Mulhern, ‘Beyond Metaculture’, New Left Review, 2002, 16, 86–104.

64. H. A. Watson, ‘Globalization as Capitalism in the Age of Electronics: Issues of Popular Power, Culture, Revolution and Globalization from Below’, Latin American Perspectives, 2002, 29, 6, 32–43.

65. T. Flew, ‘Cultural Materialism and Cultural Policy: Reassessing Raymond Williams’, Social Semiotics, 1997, 7, 1, 5–19.

66. B. Barry, ‘The Muddles of Multiculturalism’, New Left Review, 2001, 8, 2, 49–71.

67. L. Van Zoonen, ‘A Day at the Zoo: Political Communication, Pigs and Popular Culture’, Media, Culture & Society, 1998, 20, 2, 183–200.

68. H. Chung, ‘Sport Stars versus Rock Stars in Globalizing Popular Culture: Similarities, Difference and Paradox in Discussion of Global Celebrities’, International Review of Sociology of Sport, 2003, 38, 1, 98–108.

69. N. Dolby, ‘Youth and the Global Popular: The Politics and Practices of Race in South Africa’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 1999, 2, 3, 291–309.

70. L. Beres, ‘Beauty and the Beast: The Romanticization of Abuse in Popular Culture’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 1999, 2, 2, 191–207.

71. P. Giroux and R. Simon, ‘Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Popular Culture’, Cultural Studies, 1988, 2, 3, 294–320.

72. J. Hartigan, ‘Unpopular Culture: The Case of White Trash’, Cultural Studies, 1997, 11, 2, 316–43.

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