Popular Culture: The Basics
Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages
Series: The Basics
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:
Featuring a glossary, timeline and bibliography, this is an ideal starting point for anyone with a serious interest in key cultural theories.
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
Gary Hoppenstand is Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University, USA.