Popular Culture: A User's Guide by Susie O'brienPopular Culture: A User's Guide by Susie O'brien

Popular Culture: A User's Guide

bySusie O'brien, Imre Szeman

Paperback | March 19, 2013

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Popular Culture: A User's Guide is an introduction to the critical study of popular culture. The text enables readers to examine parts of the contemporary cultural landscape that they may have been looking at all along without really analysing. Popular Culture seeks to create a level of awareness that goes beyond our everyday intimacy, not only to make readers aware of the underlying socioeconomic structures that determine the shape of media and, by extension, consciousness, but also to recognize the many ways that popular culture manages to manoeuvre around these structures, giving students the tools to understand their role not just as consumers but also as agents of popular culture. This book reflects a diversity of pop cultural sources, but just as importantly provides an interesting, uniquely Canadian perspective on Western pop culture that emerges out of Canada's specific structural relationship to the mythical pop cultural centre of "America."
Susie O'Brien is a professor in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, where she is also currently Associate Director, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta. He conducts r...
Title:Popular Culture: A User's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.19 × 7.25 × 0.63 inPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176508651

ISBN - 13:9780176508654

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introducing Popular Culture Chapter 2: The History of Popular Culture Chapter 3: Representation and the Construction of Social Reality Chapter 4: The Production of Popular Culture Chapter 5: The Consuming Life Chapter 6: Identity and the Body Chapter 7: Identity and Community Chapter 8: Subcultures and Countercultures Chapter 9: Space, Place, and Globalization Chapter 10: Popular Culture in the 21st Century Glossary Works Cited Index