Popular Culture: A Reader
- Publish Date: 2005-05-01
- Binding: Paperback
Popular Culture: A Reader helps students understand the pervasive role of popular culture and the processes that constitute it as a product of industry,an intellectual object of inquiry, andan integral component of all our lives.
The volume is divided into 7 thematic sections, and each section is preceded by an introduction which engages with, and critiques, the chapters that follow. The book containsclassic writings from all the big names; plenty of contemporary cultural references that will appeal to students, including skateboarding, hip hop, fashion (Tommy Hilfiger, vintage) websites, Star Trek, Disney, etc;material organized in a skills-focused and learning-focused way;strong pedagogic features throughout, making this an excellent classroom text;pieces drawing on diverse national, disciplinary and subdisciplinary contexts; andsensitivity to issues of gender, race and sexuality.