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In the Culture Society : Art, Fashion and Popular Music - Angela McRobbie

In the Culture Society

Art, Fashion and Popular Music

Paperback Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415137508
Number Of Pages: 180

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How do different artistic and cultural practices develop in the contemporary consumer culture? Providing a new direction in cultural studies as well as a vigorous defence of the field, Angela McRobbie's new collection of essays considers the social consequences of cultural proliferation and the social basis of aesthetic innovation.
In the wake of postmodernism, McRobbie offers a more grounded and even localised account of key cultural practices, from the new populism of young British artists, including Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin, to the underground London sounds of drum'n'bass, discussing music by artists such as Tricky, Talvin Singh and Goldie; from the new sexualities in girls' and women's magazines like More and Sugar to the dynamics of fashion production and consumption.
Throughout the essays the author returns to issues of livelihoods and earning a living in the cultural economy, while at the same time pressing the issue of cultural value.

List of illustrations
Art, fashion and music in the culture societyp. 3
All the world's a stage, screen or magazine: when culture is the logic of late capitalismp. 22
Bridging the gap: Feminism, fashion and consumptionp. 31
More! New sexualities in girls' and women's magazinesp. 46
Looking back at New Times and its criticsp. 62
The Es and the anti-Es: New questions for feminism and cultural studiesp. 75
Afterword: In defence of cultural studiesp. 93
Recent rhythms of sex and race in popular musicp. 111
Pecs and penises: The meaning of girlie culturep. 122
Thinking with musicp. 132
'Come alive London!': A dialogue with dance musicp. 144
Indexp. 157
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ISBN: 9780415137508
ISBN-10: 0415137500
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1