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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

Author Bio

Gary Hoppenstand is Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University, USA.

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