- Hardcover: 308 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (July 9, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415234999
- ISBN-13: 978-0415234993
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,903,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture 2nd Edition
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'An excellent introduction to popular culture. Complex theories are presented in a clear and concise manner' - Stephen Dawkins, Park Lane College on the first edition --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dominic Strinati is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. He is the author of An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture (Routledge 2000).
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The book doesn't attempt to illuminate these theories as if to a layperson. There are no real-world examples (other than the few that the theorists originally used in developing their theories). The theories aren't reworded to be easier to understand. The book is like a statement of position; here's where we're at now. This would make it a challenging read for someone coming across these ideas for the first time, and I'm not sure what market the book is aimed at. It seems too dense for a non-academic audience, not engaging enough for an undergraduate audience, yet too superficial and broad for a post-graduate audience.
The actual writing is excellent; succinct, well-structured and direct. There are copious well-referenced quotes so the reader can find the original source easily for further reading.
This would be a great book for someone who didn't study at all for the first two years of their degree, scraped through, suddenly realise they should already know about theories that engage with popular culture, and need a one-book catch-up primer.