A Companion to Popular Culture
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies 1. Aufl.
A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies
Gary Burns is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. A former President of the Popular Culture Association and former Executive Secretary of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Professor Burns is Editor, with Thomas Kitts, of the journals Popular Music and Society and Rock Music Studies. He is the editor of two books on television and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on popular music, music video, television, film, and other topics in popular culture studies.
A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies. Covering everything from food to fashion and carnivals to consumerism, this innovative collection balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topical issues. The more than two dozen essays included are thematically organized into sections addressing the history of popular culture studies, its genres and formulas, media and technologies, popular cultural pastimes and practices, its uses and abuses, and the politics of culture. With contributions from established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field including George Lipsitz, Jane Caputi, Devon Powers, and Amber Day, A Companion to Popular Culture will provide students and scholar with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of this dynamic discipline.
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