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.
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|Art, fashion and music in the culture society||p. 3|
|All the world's a stage, screen or magazine: when culture is the logic of late capitalism||p. 22|
|Bridging the gap: Feminism, fashion and consumption||p. 31|
|More! New sexualities in girls' and women's magazines||p. 46|
|Looking back at New Times and its critics||p. 62|
|The Es and the anti-Es: New questions for feminism and cultural studies||p. 75|
|Afterword: In defence of cultural studies||p. 93|
|Recent rhythms of sex and race in popular music||p. 111|
|Pecs and penises: The meaning of girlie culture||p. 122|
|Thinking with music||p. 132|
|'Come alive London!': A dialogue with dance music||p. 144|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 24th June 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1