Cultural Theory and Popular Culture an Intoduction

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JohN storey

In this fifth edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.

New to this editioN
• Extensively revised, rewritten and updated
• Improved and expanded content throughout including:

The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

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JohN storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including seven books. The most recent book is The Articulation of Memory and Desire (Guangxi Normal University Press, 2007). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian. He has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan, Vienna and Wuhan.


• New chapter on ‘Race’, racism and representation
• New sections on the Panoptic Machine and Convergence Culture Continued explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader
More illustrative diagrams and images
Fully revised, improved and updated companion website at providing practice questions and extension activities, as well as annotated links to relevant sites on the web and further reading, and a...
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