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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (Paperback)
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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (Paperback)

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In this 7th edition of his award-winning 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. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Also retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using 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

* A new section on `The Contextuality of Meaning' that explores how context impacts meaning

* A brand new chapter on `The Materiality of Popular Culture' that examines popular culture as material culture

* Extensive updates to the companion website at, which includes practice questions, extension activities and interactive quizzes, links to relevant websites and further reading, and a glossary of key terms.

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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138811034
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 18 mm
Edition: 7th New edition


`The seventh edition of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction gives an excellent overview of the historical roots of cultural studies and brilliantly links it to contemporary perspectives and new research (e.g. the materiality of popular culture). A key textbook for students and everyone interested in the study of popular culture.'

Sofie Van Bauwel, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

'Since its first appearance Storey's Cultural Theory and Popular Culture has been, and continues to be, the benchmark against which all introductions to cultural studies and popular culture tend to be measured. The reasons are manifold. It is written in an engaging and exemplary style which, while not oversimplifying the issues, is easy to understand and has many highly illuminating examples. The book's continued relevance (reflected by the fact that it has been translated into many languages) has been maintained because it has been constantly updated with new sections to keep pace with what is happening in the area and it's pedagogical features (the accompanying Reader, dedicated webpage resources, practice questions and glossary of key terms) make it essential reading on any course dedicated to cultural studies.'

David Walton, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and President of the Iberian Association of Cultural Studies, University of Murcia, Spain

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