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Popular Culture and Everyday Life : Theory, Culture & Society (Paperback) - Trish Miller

Popular Culture and Everyday Life

Theory, Culture & Society (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1998
ISBN: 9780761952138
Number Of Pages: 240

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This text offers a broad-ranging survey of social and cultural theory while issuing a challenge to contemporary cultural studies' emphasis on speculation, rather than observation. The authors invite readers to question their participation in both dominant and sub-cultural practices by providing perspectives on the everyday through ethnography, textual reading, discourse analysis and political economy. Following a summary of key ideas on everyday practice, such as "eating" or "talking", each chapter considers the discourses that construct these practices, and concludes with one or more empirical investigation. By acknowledging the historical specificity and mundane character of popular culture and everyday life, and by looking at everyday practices in their own right, rather than as merely representations of something else, the authors seek to open up the possibility of a significant departure in cultural studies.

`Taking on such topics as sport, therapy, food, and conversation, McHoul and Miller perform the impressive feat of rethinking the study of popular culture whilst also explaining difficult theoretical concepts. This is a clever book which will give students important new tools for understanding the meaning of the everyday in their lives' - Marita Sturken, University of Southern California

Introduction to Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Food/Eating
Sport
Self-Help/Therapy
Cultural Devices
Talking
Glossary
A Vocabulary for Popular Culture and Everyday Life
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ISBN: 9780761952138
ISBN-10: 0761952136
Series: Theory, Culture & Society (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39