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Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture

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This revised and fully updated version of John Storey's best-selling survey is an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods that have been used to study contemporary popular culture. The book also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organized around a series of case studies, each ch ...more
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 184 pages
Published October 31st 2003 by University of Georgia Press (first published August 1st 1993)
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Amirsaman
نویسنده‌ی کتاب تزی دارد بر این مبنا که فرهنگ، از بالا به مردم حقنه نمی‌شود؛ بلکه عامه کالای فرهنگی را می‌گیرند و تغییر می‌دهند؛ به عبارتی مصرف را تولید می‌کنند. بعد این را در همه‌چیز سعی می‌کند اثبات کند. هر قشری از سریال‌های تلویزیونی یک معنا استخراج می‌کند. بسته به طبقه و دسترسی به اطلاعات، یکی اخبار را ایدئولوژی حکومت و دیگری حقیقت می‌پندارد. جهانی‌شدن فقط گرفتن از آمریکا نیست بلکه تبادلی است بین فرهنگ محلی و جهانی. موسیقی پاپ فقط گول خوردنِ سرمایه‌داران نیست، بلکه گاهی اشکالی از مقاومت هم در ...more
Amir
Jan 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sociology
یه کتاب مفید و به دردبخور که باید تو هر کتابخونه ای باشه
Christine Goudroupi
Αν έχετε ασχοληθεί ποτέ με την κουλτούρα (ή κάποιο συγκεκριμένο μέρος της, λογοτεχνία, κινηματογράφο κλπ) και τις θεωρίες προσέγγισής της, μάλλον θα έχετε βρεθεί κάποια στιγμή βαλτωμένοι κάπου ανάμεσα στη σχολή της Φρανκφούρτης και το Μεταστρουκτουραλισμό, τον Μαρξ, τον Φουκώ και τις φεμινιστικές προσεγγίσεις.
Μάλλον θα έχουν δημιουργηθεί στο μυαλό σας μέρη ενός παζλ, του οποίου όμως τη συνολική εικόνα δεν μπορείτε ποτέ να ανακαλέσετε πλήρως, γιατί λείπουν κομματάκια.
Αυτό το βιβλίο μπορεί να μαζ
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Fatemeh Eftekhari
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

هرچند برای خواننده ای با فرهنگی متفاوت از اروپا و آمریکا
فهم برخی مثال ها دشوار است اما همچنان نقطه قوت کتاب در مثال ها است!
این کتاب دقیقا همانی بود که من از مطالعات فرهنگی انتظار داشتم
حتی اگر در رشته ای مرتبط بااین کتاب تحصیل نمیکنید
ولی سرگرم تولید محصولات فرهنگی مثل موسیقی و فیلم و کتاب و شعر و ... هستید
حداقل بخش هایی از این کتاب را بخوانید!
مخاطبین شما موجوداتی منفعل نیستید....
sabisteb aka callisto
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sachbuch
Das Buch umfasst folgende Themenbereiche:
1. Introduction
2. Television: Recht klassisch, normale discourse analysis und der Hinweis, dass die Zuschauer eine Sendung durchaus anders als gewünscht dekodieren können… Das bekommt die aktuelle Medienlandschaft, Stichwort „Lügenpresse“ gerade gehörig zu spüren. Hätten die eingeschnappten Reporter doch zumindest mal eine Einführung in die Kulturstudien besucht, wüssten sie, dass das kein neues Phänomen ist und man damit immer rechnen muss, wenn man kein
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Minnie
3*

This is the standard introductory work to cultural studies at my university, and it does its job pretty well. I do think that there could have been a little more effort put into the graphics (e.g. how the Id, Ego and Superego relate to the Conscious, Subconscious and Unconscious in the chapter on Freudian psychoanalysis), but the language is clear, unpretentious and direct, which is a major plus point in such a work. I recommend!
Emilie F. Yaakaar
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a great introduction to Cultural Studies in general, covering key theories and main scholars very well. It is a good starting point for people with not much knowledge on the subject, with references to do further research depending on individual interest.

I loved the nuance of the author, how every argument had a counter-argument: Storey showed different perspectives on the issues discussed. It is also nice how the books throws light into the evolution of Cultural Studies, and into t
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Robshelton365
May 21, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
A pretty useful reader that introduces students to post-structuralism and post-modernism.
Jay
Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: academics

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
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Shoon Teoh
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Relatively comprehensive introduction to many key concepts of cultural studies. I found the first two chapters tedious as they serve mostly as a historical account of the theoretical foundations upon which British Cultural Studies is built on (literary criticism dating to the 19th century) and their subsequent development. These chapters provide context for understanding culture from different historical and theoretical viewpoints, exploring various iterations of the base/superstructure model an ...more
Javad
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Javad by: حسن چاوشیان
این کتاب مروری است بر پژوهش‌هایی در حوزۀ مطالعات فرهنگی. موضوع این پژوهش‌ها تلویزیون است و داستان عامه‌پسند و فیلم عامه‌پسند و نشریات عامه‌پسند و موسیقی عامه‌پسند و مصرف کالا. جان استوری در هر بخش به یکی از این موضوعات می‌پردازد و در آن ابتدا نظریات مختلف دربارۀ آن موضوع را طرح می‌کند و سپس چند پژوهش انجام‌شده در آن باره را مرور می‌کند. فصل آخر هم دربارۀ این است که پدیدۀ جهانی‌شدن چه تأثیری بر فرهنگ عامه داشته است و فرهنگ‌ها چطور با این مسئله مواجه شده‌اند.

خواندنی‌ترین فصل کتاب برای من فصل هفتمش
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Hosein Ghezelbash
این کتاب حرفی دارد که مطابق با حرف خودش چندین معنی دارد و باید هم زمینه و هم پیشینه نظری و طرز تفکر نویسنده را در معنی متن در نظر گرفت.
متن کتاب برای من خیلی سخت بود و واژه های سخت زیادی و البته جدید و نه روز مره درونش بود که مترجم میتونست کمی متن را آسان تر کند.
در کل کتاب متوسط و تخصصی هست که افراد متخصص باید این کتاب رو مطالعه کنند.
Meghan
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good overview of various schools of thought and their views about popular culture.
Sin Iranpour
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتاب خوبیه. مخاطب رو با حوزه‌های مختلف مطالعات فرهنگی و فرهنگ عامه آشنا می‌کنه.
Håvard Bamle
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Et oppslagsverk
Dinu Guţu
okeish, but too theoretical
Kayle
Apr 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had to read for a uni assignment, wasn't the worst thing but it can be a bit confusing ...more
Ammar Eslamkhah
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
درباره تولیدات فرهنگی، مصرف و جایگاه تاثیر گذاری. مصرف تولیدات فرهنگی. تاثیرات مصرف فرهنگی
Paul Dilley
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most theories of popular culture are responses to modern communications technologies, but some have definite relevance for antiquity
晓宇 杨
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
对文化理论的不错介绍,涉及了理论之路的各个角落,适合作为教科书和入门书
Rebecca Dunbar
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great intro. Readable. Praise Jesus.
Allison
I bought this at a library book sale thinking that an introductory text on cultural studies could be helpful, and luckily, I was correct. The chapter on critical studies of popular fiction made me feel like my project is not insane, and almost every chapter has some sort of scholarly tidbit or summarized theoretical idea that I could apply to my own studies. It also provided an excellent review of the different theories that I read in my 501 courses, put clearly but not too simply. Unfortunately ...more
Farrahnanda
Selalu bingung kalau mau review buku nonfiksi =)) Buku ini boleh pinjem dari Lord Dev *iyo aku tukang minjem wk*
Beberapa kali sempet bingung. Merasa nggak punya dasar soal bidang ini *emang, Far* Judulnya pengantar tapi kok rasanya ini adalah sebuah pengantar yang butuh pengantar #dsiu. Ada istilah-istilah yang punya makna lebih dari satu dan saya keteteran harus menyesuaikan sama konteks *lha gimana mau nyesuain kalau bahasannya aja asing*. Ada kalimat-kalimat yang terjemahannya berasa kurang e
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Adrienne
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: academic
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.
Nonna
Jun 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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..
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)
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Tomas
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[onder voorbehoud]

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.

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Memy Jedo
Oke..
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!
Razieh Shahverdi
A good starter and a quick review of all cultural texts and discusisions!
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