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Come on Down? : Popular Media Culture in Post-War Britain - Dominic Strinati

Come on Down?

Popular Media Culture in Post-War Britain

By: Dominic Strinati (Editor), Stephen Wagg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd December 1992
ISBN: 9780415063265
Number Of Pages: 408

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"Come On Down?" presents an introduction to popular media culture in Britain since 1945. The essays in this collection discuss the ways in which popular culture can be studied, understood, and appreciated, while addressing key analytical issues and some of its most important forms and processes.
Published here for the first time, the essays in "Come On Down?" analyze some of popular culture's leading and most representative expressions: soap operas, game shows, children's television, popular music, comedy, advertising in the media, consumerism, and Americanization and popular culture in Britain. The diversity of both subject matter and argument is the most distinctive feature of this collection, making it a much-needed and accessible, interdisciplinary introduction to the study of popular media culture.
The contributors, many of them leading figures in their respective areas of study, represent a number of different approaches which themselves reflect the diversity and promise of contemporary theoretical debate. Their studies encompass issues such as the economics of popular culture, its textual complexity, and its interpretations by audiences, as well as concepts such as ideology, material culture, and postmodernism.

Introductionp. 1
Homeward Boundp. 9
The Taste of Americap. 46
The Impossibility of Bestp. 82
From the East End to Eastendersp. 116
British Soaps in the 1980sp. 133
'One I Made Earlier'p. 150
The Price Is Right but the Moments Are Stickyp. 179
Embedded Persuasionsp. 202
'You'Re Nicked!'p. 232
You've Never Had It So Sillyp. 254
A 'Divine Gift to Inspire'?p. 285
Shock Wavesp. 302
Digging for Britainp. 325
Digging for Britainp. 336
Indexp. 378
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ISBN: 9780415063265
ISBN-10: 0415063264
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 3rd December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1