Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction
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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

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In this new edition of his widely adopted Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. Like previous editions, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture.New to this edition:

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Paperback, 4th Edition, 208 pages
Published March 25th 2006 by University of Georgia Press (first published August 1st 1993)
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A pretty useful reader that introduces students to post-structuralism and post-modernism.

I read this text for a sociology course and it covered the various schools of sociological thought on popular culture. The main concept that I emerged with after this read was a keen understanding between organic popular culture and the more dominate inorganic mass produced popular culture created by the corporate entertainment industry.

While researching for definitions and concepts of popular culture, I noticed that most modern sociologists center their definitions, compiled in a text that they...more
David Withun
Storey gives a very interesting look at the developments in cultural theory regarding popular culture over the past century, from early movements like Leavisism through to modern Marxist and post-Marxist, feminist, and other postmodernist theories. This book is very helpful for its application of cultural theory and sociological concepts to popular culture and for the numerous references to excellent books for further reading on each subject encountered. I was somewhat disappointed, however, wit...more
Perhaps a little dated now, but it does exactly what it says on the tin: introduces a lot of the major theories and methods used within the field of Cultural Studies. This is a very good introductory text, one which I would be happy to assign in any introductory course. It does a nice job of presenting theory in digestible chunks, which is much appreciated by someone like me who has trouble getting through even a handful of pages of most theoretical texts without wanting to gouge her eyes out. T...more
Antariksa Akhmadi
Buku ini mengupas paradigma cultural studies terhadap berbagai macam media yang membawa kebudayaan pop. Sebagaimana lazimnya buku cultural studies, karya John Storey ini cukup beristilah dan susah untuk diakses pembaca awam. Agaknya seseorang harus paham konsep-konsep dari strukturalis maupun poststrukturalis seperti Sassure atau Derrida untuk bisa menyelami sepenuhnya teks ini, walau sebetulnya tanpa latar belakang pengetahuan itu pembaca juga bisa menyerap sebagian isinya.
I read this book for a sociology class at American Military University. I did not expect to enjoy the class, or the book, at all. I was pleased to discover who wrong I was on that count! The ideas put forth in this book, particularly those regarding the articulation of pop-culture have changed the way I see the entire world. Even my own fiction writing has absorbed such concepts. I was forever changed by this book.
saya mengenal buku ini ketika hendak penulisan skripsi.agak telat,wajar kearena memang saya bukan anak komunikasi.tetapi berhubung skripsi saya membahas menganai posmodernisme,teman saya anak komunikasi memperkenalkan buku ini kepada saya.buku yang bagus dan cukup lengkap.dan mudah dicerna bagi saya anak arsitektur.saya sangat berterimakasih terhadap buku ini.terimakasih john storey..
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een van de weinige schoolboeken dat me de perceptie geeft van een af-en uitgewerkte tekst. Andere werken vond ik meer een oplijsting van kennis; dit is voor het eerst een tekst dat een 'einde' heeft en daarom direct aanzet om zélf te gaan gebruiken/uitwerken wat we zonet hebben gelezen.

Brent McCulley
An introductory text that really does a nice job as it breaks down popular culture - and its roots - from the philosophical, cultural, and sociological influences that shape it. It's loosely based on a chronological structure, and deals with cultural theory from culturism to post-modernism. Not a bad introduction to pop culture at all.
Brent McCulley (10/24/13)
Memy Jedo
I had to read this book when i took Communication Theory (II) as my subject...

First, hard to understood what the substantial content of each part of this book..
But, It was ok..
thanks for the more explaining to us, Storey!
Luke Echo
Third Edition (2001)

It seemed a rather good introduction and overview to the different schools of Cultural Theory. Useful to help situate canonical texts and writers in context.
A good refresher and a nice collection of resources and references.
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Mona Saleh
I found the last chapter extremely useful...
Kayla Shaw
I read this for school, it was cool.
Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Derrida - oh my!
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Professor John Storey, Professor of Cultural Studies, Director of Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland.
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