Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: Theories and Methods


This text presents a critical of the methodology for the actual study of contemporary popular culture, setting out the range of theories and methods which have been used to study it. It provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organized around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form, looking at television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines, popular music and consumption (fan culture and shopping).

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