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Popular Culture: A Reader Raiford A. Guins

Popular Culture: A Reader

Raiford A. Guins

Published May 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780761974727
Paperback
560 pages
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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, andan integral component of all our lives.The volume isMorePopular 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, andan 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 containsclassic 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- andsensitivity to issues of gender, race and sexuality.