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Companion to Popular Culture (Hardcover)

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A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies. Covering everything from food to fashion and carnivals to consumerism, this innovative collection balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topical issues. The more than two dozen essays included are thematically organized into sections addressing the history of popular culture studies, popular culture genres and formulas, media and technologies, popular cultural pastimes and practices, uses and abuses of popular culture, and the politics of culture.

With contributions from established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field including George Lipsitz, Jane Caputi, Devon Powers, and Amber Day, A Companion to Popular Culture will provide students and scholars with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of this dynamic discipline.

Gary Burns is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. A former President of the Popular Culture Association and former Executive Secretary of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Professor Burns is Editor, with Thomas Kitts, of the journals Popular Music and Society and Rock Music Studies. He is the editor of two books on television and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on popular music, music video, television, film, and other topics in popular culture studies.
Number of Pages: 596
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2016
TCIN: 51172542
UPC: 9781405192057
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-3244
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