Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture
Hop on Pop showcases the work of a new generation of scholars—from fields such as media studies, literature, cinema, and cultural studies—whose writing has been informed by their ongoing involvement with popular culture and who draw insight from their lived experiences as critics, fans, and consumers. Proceeding from their deep political commitment to a new kind of populis...more
Paperback, 760 pages
Published January 23rd 2003 by Duke University Press Books
(first published January 2002)
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Read about 6 of these essays, including the two opening introductory pieces by the editors -- which, avoiding manifesto, nonetheless map out a great, concise history of the field and in their view necessary complexities of cultural studies. Then, picking about, I read a few selections that enacted the best kind of stuff. I'll probably toss at least some of these at students in a class...