A Companion to Popular Culture (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

A Companion to Popular Culture (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

By: Gary C. Burns (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. * Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology * Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines * Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture * Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies

About Author

Gary Burns is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. A former President of the Popular Culture Association and former Executive Secretary of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Professor Burns is Editor, with Thomas Kitts, of the journals Popular Music and Society and Rock Music Studies. He is the editor of two books on television and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on popular music, music video, television, film, and other topics in popular culture studies.


Notes on Contributors viii Part I Introduction 1 1 Introduction 3 Gary Burns Part II Popular Culture as a Field of Study 11 2 The Historical Study of Popular Culture 13 George Lipsitz 3 Textual Criticism of Popular Culture 31 Brendan Riley 4 Ethnographic and Folkloristic Study of Popular Culture 48 Daniel S. Margolies 5 Preservation, Restoration, and Accessibility of Popular Culture Materials 63 Karen E. Whedbee Part III Texts, Genres, and Formulas 83 6 The History and Logic of Genre Study 85 Tricia Jenkins 7 Genres and Formulas in Popular Literature 101 Gary Hoppenstand 8 Popular Music Genres 123 Marco Katz Montiel 9 Popular Genres in the Visual Arts 144 Joy Sperling Part IV Media and Technologies 165 10 Technological Determinism 167 Rob Drew 11 Material Culture and Heritage 184 Marilyn Motz 12 Film and Television in Popular Culture 204 Chuck Berg and Ron Wilson 13 Computers and Culture 223 Paul Booth Part V Pastimes and Practices 243 14 Food and Culture 245 Ann Hetzel Gunkel 15 Sports 265 Thomas P. Oates 16 Circuses, Carnivals, World s Fairs and Expositions, and Theme Parks 284 Kathy Merlock Jackson 17 Humor in Popular Culture 302 Ben Urish 18 Tourism, Travel, and Transportation 322 Max J. Skidmore Part VI Uses and Abuses 341 19 Advertising and Consumerism 343 Devon Powers 20 Fashion in Popular Culture 361 Patricia A. Cunningham 21 Popular Religion 381 Nancy A. Schaefer 22 Children s Popular Culture 401 Angela Sorby 23 Sex and Violence 421 Jane Caputi Part VII Politics of Culture 441 24 The Culture Industries 443 Thomas A. Discenna 25 Globalization 461 Mel van Elteren 26 The Politics of Documentary 484 Jeffrey Chown 27 Culture Jamming and Media Activism 503 Amber Day 28 Who Owns Culture? 518 Heather McIntosh 29 Culture Wars, the Academy, and Future Directions for the Study of Popular Culture 537 Michael T. Marsden Index 550

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  • ISBN13: 9781405192057
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781405192057
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 1405192054

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