Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

An Introduction

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Author: John Storey,Reader in Cultural Studies John Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317591240

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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In 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 using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition: • Extensively revised, rewritten and updated • Improved and expanded content throughout • A new section on ‘The Contextuality of Meaning’ that explores how context impacts meaning • A brand new chapter on ‘The Materiality of Popular Culture’ that examines popular culture as material culture • Extensive updates to the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/storey, which includes practice questions, extension activities and interactive quizzes, links to relevant websites and further reading, and a glossary of key terms. The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age

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Author: Ozgen, Ozlen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522584927

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

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The mass production and diversification of media have accelerated the development of popular culture. This has started a new trend in consumerism of desiring new consumption objects and devaluing those consumption objects once acquired, thus creating a constant demand for new items. Pop culture now canalizes consumerism both with advertising and the marketing of consumerist lifestyles, which are disseminated in the mass media. The Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age discusses interdisciplinary perspectives on media influence and consumer impacts in a globalizing world due to modern communication technology. Featuring research on topics such as consumer culture, communication ethics, and social media, this book is ideally designed for managers, marketers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Punishment in Popular Culture

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Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479864218

Category: Law

Page: 320

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The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America’s distinctive approach to punishment and analyzes punishment as a set of images, a spectacle of condemnation. It recognizes that the semiotics of punishment is all around us, not just in the architecture of the prison, or the speech made by a judge as she sends someone to the penal colony, but in both “high” and “popular” culture iconography, in novels, television, and film. This book brings together distinguished scholars of punishment and experts in media studies in an unusual juxtaposition of disciplines and perspectives. Americans continue to lock up more people for longer periods of time than most other nations, to use the death penalty, and to racialize punishment in remarkable ways. How are these facts of American penal life reflected in the portraits of punishment that Americans regularly encounter on television and in film? What are the conventions of genre which help to familiarize those portraits and connect them to broader political and cultural themes? Do television and film help to undermine punishment's moral claims? And how are developments in the boarder political economy reflected in the ways punishment appears in mass culture? Finally, how are images of punishment received by their audiences? It is to these questions that Punishment in Popular Culture is addressed.

Popular Culture and Popular Movements in Reformation Germany

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Author: R. W. Scribner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826431003

Category: History

Page: 380

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The Reformation has traditionally been explained in terms of theology, the corruption of the church and the role of princes. R.W. Scribner, while not denying the importance of these, shifts the context of study of the German Reformation to an examination of popular beliefs and behaviour, and of the reactions of local authorities to the problems and opportunities for social as well as religious reform. This book brings together a coherent body of work that has appeared since 1975, including two entirely new essays and two previously published only in German.

Signs of Life in the USA

Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

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Author: Sonia Maasik,Jack Solomon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 031264700X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Signs of Life in the USA teaches students to read and write critically about popular culture by giving them a conceptual framework to do it: semiotics, a field of critical theory developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Written by a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor, the text’s high-interest themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask students to think analytically about America’s impressive popular culture: How is TV’s Mad Men a lightning rod for America’s polarized political climate? Has the nature of personal identity changed in an era when we spend so much of our lives online? Signs of Life bridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about our common, everyday cultural experience. Read the preface. Order Multimodal Readings for Signs of Life in the USA packaged with Signs of Life in the USA, Seventh Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1989-2.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition

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Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David M. Katzman,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547175582

Category: History

Page: 848

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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION preserves the text's approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths, including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative, the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Eighth Edition focuses on stories of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture. A new design makes for easier reading and note-taking. Events up to and including the election of 2008 are updated and included, and new chapter has been written on The Contested West. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Brief Eighth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Food Culture in Great Britain

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Author: Laura Mason

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327988

Category: Cooking

Page: 238

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Presents an overview of the role of cuisine in English culture, including a food history, ingredients, cooking techniques, regional differences, and food for celebrations.

Everyday readers

reading and popular culture

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Author: Ian Collinson

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781845533557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 155

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Book reading often seems to function as a barometer of cultural vitality. For those who wish to argue that we live in a dumbed-down age, the alleged decline in book reading often becomes the benchmark of falling cultural standards. Although pessimistic critics and commentators may shout that the time of the book is over, as they have since the fifteenth century, millions of readers worldwide are not listening to them. Despite the allure of television and the internet, book reading remains a popular activity. However, despite the huge global audiences for books, it is surprising that the complexity of everyday book culture is not readily comprehended. To the apparently simple and perennial question: 'what do people do with books?', this research offers a sophisticated response that goes beyond the narrow perception that reading is solely the consumption of narrative. It combines a number of different academic approaches (cultural geography and sociology; literary and cultural studies; and cultural history) in order to better understand the complex nature of readers' everyday encounters with their books. Through the use of an ethnographic method, which grounds the analysis firmly in the experience of real embodied readers, this work reveals the rich textures of everyday reading culture. It demonstrates how seemingly mundane acts of popular reading are, in fact, complex performances enabled and curtailed simultaneously by three cultural economies: the spatio-temporal, the social and the textual. While the consumption of narrative (often thought to be an entirely adequate definition of reading) remains significant, it is only a single element in an everyday reading practice that is, as this book shows, anything but ordinary.

Die Outsider

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Author: Susan E. Hinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783837117394

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

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Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Was bisher geschah

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Author: Connor Franta

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959711808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In diesen intimen Erinnerungen über sein Leben abseits der Videokamera berichtet Connor Franta von den Erfahrungen, die er auf seiner Reise vom Kleinstadt-Jungen zur Internet-Sensation machte. Über den Kampf mit seiner Identität, seinem Körper und seiner Sexualität als Teenager und sein Outing; über die Entscheidung im Alter von kaum zwanzig Jahren, seinen kreativen und künstlerischen Leidenschaften zu folgen, womit er den Grundstein für eine Karriere als YouTube-Star, Philanthrop, Unternehmer und Stil-Trendsetter legte. Connor erzählt intelligent, humorvoll und voller Zuversicht von seinem Leben und erteilt dabei den Lesern wertvolle Ratschläge für ihren eigenen Weg. Seine Worte werden bei allen, die im digitalen Zeitalter groß werden, auf fruchtbaren Boden fallen, aber sie sind auch eine zeitlose Botschaft für Menschen in jedem Alter: Habe keine Angst vor dir selbst und tue das, was du wirklich tun willst.Hochwertig gestaltet und mit Fotografien aus Connors Familienalbum, ist dieses Buch ein Muss für alle, die Inspiration für ihre eigene Reise zu sich selbst suchen.

A People & A Nation: Volume 1: To 1877

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Author: Mary Beth Norton,David M. Katzman,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff,Fredrik Logevall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618391762

Category: History

Page: 559

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This spirited narrative challenges students to think about the meaning of American history. Thoughtful inclusion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture preserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all the American people. The Seventh Edition maintains the emphasis on the unique social history of the United States and engages students through cutting-edge research and scholarship. New content includes expanded coverage of modern history (post-1945) with discussion of foreign relations, gender analysis, and race and racial relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A People & A Nation: A History of the United States: Volume 2: Since 1865

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Author: Mary Beth Norton,David M. Katzman,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff,Fredrik Logevall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618391770

Category: History

Page: 656

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This spirited narrative challenges students to think about the meaning of American history. Thoughtful inclusion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture preserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all the American people. The Seventh Edition maintains the emphasis on the unique social history of the United States and engages students through cutting-edge research and scholarship. New content includes expanded coverage of modern history (post-1945) with discussion of foreign relations, gender analysis, and race and racial relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Manual 7/E

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Author: Judith E. Tintinalli,David Cline,O. John Ma,Rita Cydulka,Stephen Thomas,Dan Handel,Garth Meckler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071781846

Category: Medical

Page: 969

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Rev. ed. of: Emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide / editor-in-chief, Judith E. Tintinalli; co-editors, Gabor D. Kelen, J. Stephan Stapczynski; American College of Emergency Physicians. 6th ed. c2004.

Cengage Advantage Books: World History

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Author: William J. Duiker,Jackson Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111183766X

Category: History

Page: 720

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes numerous maps and excerpts of primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1-18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14-30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts

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Author: Ellis Cashmore,Professor of Culture Media and Sport Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452630X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Psychology is an integral element of sport today, from the applied techniques of coaches and athletes, to the socio-psychological behaviour of sport fans. Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers an introductory guide to the vocabulary of sport psychology, to its central theories and most important avenues of research, and to its application in sports performance. Modern and historical illustrations are used throughout the text, while an extensive bibliography and index ensure that the book is an indispensable research tool for any student of sport psychology.

Counseling Across Cultures

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Author: Paul B. Pedersen,Walter J. Lonner,Juris G. Draguns,Joseph E. Trimble,Maria R. Scharron-del Rio

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321681

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Offering a primary focus on North American cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues, Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B. Pederson, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, and María R. Scharrón-del Río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. The book’s chapters highlight work with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians, refugees, individuals in marginalized situations, international students, those with widely varying religious beliefs, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 12: Music

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Author: Bill C. Malone

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616661

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

CliffsTestPrep ACT, 7th Edition

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Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185358

Category: Study Aids

Page: 464

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The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep ACT can help you assess your interests and skills, plan your career, get a scholoarship, and get into a college of your choice. Understanding and practicing test-taking strategies can help a great deal. Subject matter review is particularly useful for the Mathematics Test and English Test. Both subject matter and strategies are reviewed in this book. Inside, you'll find Four realistic, full-length practice exams Practice questions, answers, and explanations in each chapter An action plan for effective preparation Four successful overall approaches to taking the ACT Detailed analysis of the directions for each section of the test With extra help on math formulas, science terminology and other ACT trouble spots, this comprehensive guide will help you score your highest. In addition, you'll hone your knowledge of subjects such as English usage and mechanics, including punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure English rhetorical skills, including prose strategy, organization, and style Basic math skills, including arithmetic and intermediate algebra Applied math, including coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry Reading comprehension, including prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences Science reasoning formats, including Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized -test environment!