Publisher description for Popular culture : a reader / [edited by] Raiford Guins and Omayra Zaragoza Cruz.


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 A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary writings on popular culture to explain and inspire!

Popular Culture: A Reader helps students understand the pervasive role of popular culture and the processes that constitute it as a product of industry, an intellectual object of inquiry, and an integral component of all our lives.

The volume is divided into 7 thematic sections, and each section is preceded by an introduction which engages with, and critiques, the chapters that follow. The book contains classic writings from all the 'big names';  plenty of contemporary cultural references that will appeal to students, including skateboarding, hip hop, fashion (Tommy Hilfiger, vintage) websites, Star Trek, Disney, etc; material organized in a skills-focused and learning-focused way; strong pedagogic features throughout, making this an excellent classroom text; pieces drawing on diverse national, disciplinary and subdisciplinary contexts; and sensitivity to issues of gender, race and sexuality.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Popular culture.
Populaire cultuur. -- gtt
Subcultuur. -- gtt