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Popular Culture: The Basics

By Gary Hoppenstand

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

Series: The Basics

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Description

Popular Culture: The Basics is a fast-paced and lively introduction to the theories and methods of popular culture studies. Opening with a definition of ‘popular culture’, the book embarks on a tour of those cultural forms which have kept the masses entertained, including:

  • print popular culture from Story Papers and ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ to paperback bestsellers
  • stage shows from burlesque and vaudeville to pop concerts
  • film, radio and television
  • computers, the internet and video games
  • digital media: mobile devices and social networking sites.

Featuring a glossary, timeline and bibliography, this is an ideal starting point for anyone with a serious interest in key cultural theories.

Contents

Introduction 1. Towards a Definition of Popular Culture 2. Before Popular Culture 3. Print Popular Culture 4. Performance Popular Culture 5. Electronic Popular Culture 6. The Future of Popular Culture. Glossary

Name: Popular Culture: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gary Hoppenstand. Popular Culture: The Basics is a fast-paced and lively introduction to the theories and methods of popular culture studies. Opening with a definition of ‘popular culture’, the book embarks on a tour of those cultural forms which have...
Categories: Popular Culture, Media & Film Studies, Cultural Studies