Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (5th by John Storey

By John Storey

Story's fifth version of this marketplace prime textbook presents a fascinating, transparent and coherent creation to cultural conception via well known culture.Extensively revised, rewritten and up to date to supply higher price and a much wider wisdom base for the coed stronger and elevated content material all through including:New bankruptcy on ‘Race’, racism and representationNew sections at the Panoptic laptop and Convergence tradition persisted specific hyperlinks to the hot version better half reader Cultural idea and pop culture: a reader extra illustrative diagrams and photographs to make sure that conception is dropped at life, allowing students to draw comparisons among concept and perform absolutely revised, more suitable and up to date significant other site offering perform and extension advertise additional realizing of the research of cultural concept and pop culture

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On the other, they are recognition of a historical process that had been in play from at least the eighteenth century (the development of industrial capitalism). Arnold believed that the franchise had given power to men as yet uneducated for power. A working class which has lost ‘the strong feudal habits of subordination and deference’ (76) is a very dangerous working class. It is the function of education to restore a sense of subordination and deference to the class. In short, education would bring to the working class a ‘culture’ that would in turn remove the temptations of trade unionism, political agitation and cheap entertainment.

But as a result of industrialization, the experience of work has deteriorated to such an extent that workers are actually ‘incapacitated by their work’ (69). Therefore, instead of recreation (re-creating what is lost in work), leisure provides workers with only ‘decreation’ (a compounding of the loss experienced through work). Given such a situation, it is little wonder that people turn to mass culture for compensation and passive distraction; the drug habit develops and they become junkies addicted to ‘substitute living’.

Its author is not capitalism, but technology. Therefore America cannot be held responsible for its emergence or for its persistence. White (1957) makes a similar point but for a different purpose. ‘The critics of mass culture’ (13), White observes, ‘take an exceedingly dim view of contemporary American society’ (14). His defence of American (mass) culture is to compare it with aspects of the popular culture of the past. He maintains that critics romanticize the past in order to castigate the present.

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