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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An IntroductionIn this 7th edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and u…

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An IntroductionIn this 6th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and usin…

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A ReaderThe new 4th edition of John Storey’s successful reader in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture is a companion volume to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, now in its 5th edition. The Reader offers students the opportunity to experience at first hand the theorists and critics discussed in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook. Taken as a whole, the reader provides a theoretical, analytica…

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A ReaderWhether used on its own or in conjunction with Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, this reader is a theoretical, analytical, and historical introduction to the study of popular culture within cultural studies. The readings cover the culture and civilization tradition, culturalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, feminism, and postmodernism, as well as current debates in the study of popular culture.New to this edition:Four new readings by Stuart Hall, Ernesto Lacl…

An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular CultureIn this second edition of his successful introduction to cultural theory and popular culture, John Storey has revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of the competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. In addition to the theoretical positions discussed in the first edition — the “culture and civilization” tradition, the American “mass culture” debate, culturalism, structuralism/post-structuralism, and postmodernism — there are n…

Cultural Theory and Popular CultureThis extensively revised and updated 5th edition of Storey’s market-leading textbook provides an engaging, clear and coherent introduction to cultural theory.  Popular culture is used to critically examine the theories and main approaches of cultural theory, and ensures that the accessible approach of previous editions is retained.  Content has been expanded and widely illustrated throughout, and relevant and appropriate examples from the field of popular culture help to exemplify how theory …

GirlsThe Spice Girls, Tank Girl comicbooks, Sailor Moon, Courtney Love, Grrl Power: do such things really constitute a unique “girl culture?” Catherine Driscoll begins by identifying a genealogy of “girlhood” or “feminine adolescence,” and then argues that both “girls” and “culture” as ideas are too problematic to fulfill any useful role in theorizing about the emergence of feminine adolescence in popular culture. She relates the increasing public visibility of girls in western and westernized cultur…

CultureOne of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture’s value Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on the challenge. In this keenly analytical and acerbically funny book, he explores how culture and our conceptualizations of it ha…

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An IntroductionIn this new edition of his widely adopted Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. Like previous editions, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture.New to this edition:Extensively revised, rewritten, and updatedImproved and expanded content throughout including a new chapter on psychoanalysis and a new section on post-Marxism and the global postmodernClo…

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An IntroductionIn this new edition of his widely adopted Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. Like previous editions, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture.New to this edition:Extensively revised, rewritten, and updatedImproved and expanded content throughout including a new chapter on psychoanalysis and a new section on post-Marxism and the global postmodernClo…