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A comprehensive and accessible introduction to cultural studies.
on 4 July 2012
This 6th edition(2012) has been extensively revised, rewritten and updated with new sections on the English Marxism of William Morris, Post-Feminism & Whiteness.
The book covers a wide range of cultural theories with chapters on 'What is popular culture'; 'The 'culture and civilisation' tradition'; 'Culturalism'; 'Marxisms'; 'Psychoanalysis'; 'Structuralism and post-structuralism'; 'Gender and sexuality'; ''Race', racism and representation'; 'Post modernism' & 'The politics of the popular'.
'Cultural Theory and Popular Culture', with a Companion Website, is an intellectually stimulating book which explains complex ideas in a remarkably lucid and engaging way. It is highly recommended to students of cultural studies and also the general reader who wishes to gain an understanding of an often difficult subject.