By Joke Hermes
Re-reading renowned Culture is an interesting research of the meanings and cost of pop culture at the present time. It explores the subject matter of cultural citizenship via combining textual research and media reception thought to research renowned culture.
Chapter 1 Ethnicity, soccer, and the kingdom (pages 21–40):
Chapter 2 Negotiating international pop culture (pages 41–60):
Chapter three Conservative Feminism and the Detective Novel (pages 61–78):
Chapter four Masculinity and the benefits of Textual research as a part of an viewers examine (pages 79–95):
Chapter five severe Viewership (pages 96–114):
Chapter 6 young ones and the Media (pages 115–134):
Chapter 7 pop culture: a latest and a Postmodern family tree (pages 135–154):
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Too much money is circulating in the international players’ market, and commercialization will ruin the game before long. If you really want to appreciate football, you need a vast amount of background knowledge. This is the gist of what the interviewed men who have been following the national team for as long as they can remember have to say. When they talk about football, they invoke different types of specialist knowledge. There is, of course, technical knowledge (the rules of the game, tactics, and strategy).
In the children and media discussion, it is always about awareness of the needs of others and taking responsibility for them, as opposed to egocentrism, materialism, and aggression. The first, according to culture-pessimists such as Neil Postman, is bred by reading ( books, that is); the second is obviously the consequence of the demise of our culture under the onslaught of audiovisual media. Needless to say, I disagree and see much potential in such favorites with children as the Pokémon or Totally Spies!
As will become clear below, many claims and criticisms were voiced in the interviews, both directly in relation to football practice (the enormous commercialization of the player market was a sore point with many) and individual players, but also in relation to what exactly constituted Dutchness. Ethnic difference was an issue now that the national team was doing less well, even though it had included nonwhite players for a much longer period of time. How ethnic distinctions were used, and by whom, is one of the themes in the second part of the chapter.