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.
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:
More illustrative diagrams and images
Fully revised, improved and updated companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/storey providing
practice questions and extension activities, as well as annotated links to relevant sites on the web
and further... [continues]
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