Summary: This new edition is a companion volume to An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, just published in its second edition. The Reader supplements and extends the cultural terrain of the introductory volume by offering students the opportunity to experience firsthand the work of many cultural theorists and critics.
Intended as a theoretical, analytical, and historical introduction to the study of popular culture within cultural studies, the curr ...show moreent edition contains nine new readings, a new general introduction, and a fully updated bibliography. The readings cover the culture and civilization tradition, culturalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, feminism, and postmodernism, as well as current debates in the study of popular culture. Used in conjunction with An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture or on its own, this collection will be invaluable to scholars and students. ...show less