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Popular Culture. Production and Consumption. Edition No. 1. Wiley Blackwell Readers in Sociology

  • ID: 2247713
  • Book
  • August 2000
  • 364 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This is a rich collection of contemporary perspectives on how culture is produced and commodified using current examples from music, television, magazines, sports, and advertising. Incorporating a variety of theoretical frameworks, the book addresses, in addition, issues of social and cultural diversity in readings by key scholars that are accessible and provocative for both students and academics.
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List of Contributors.


1. Constructing the Popular: Cultural Production and Consumption: C. Lee Harrington and Denise D. Bielby.

Part I: What is Popular?:.

2. Making Artistic Music Popular Music: The Goal of True Folk: John Blacking.

3. Batman, Deviance, and Camp: Andy Medhurst.

4. Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Transformation of Production-Consumption.

Relations in Professional Team Sport: Kimberly S. Schimmel.

5. Art Appreciation at Caesar's Palace: Mel McCombie.

Part II: Cultural Production/Commodification:.

6. Art as Collection Action: Howard S. Becker.

7. Commodity Lesbianism: Danae Clark.

8. Alternative to What?: Tom Frank.

9. Imagineering the Inner City?: Landscapes of Pleasure and the Commodification of Cultural Spetacle in the Postmodern City: Scott Salmon.

Part III: Taste, Reception, and Resistance: .

10. Encoding/Decoding:.

Stuart Hall.

11. (Male) Desire and (Female) Disgust: Reading Hustler: Laura Kipnis.

12. Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes: The Cultural Production of Rock and Roll: Harris Friedberg.

13. Site Reading?: Globalization, Identity and the Consumption of Place in Popular Music: Minelle Mahtani and Scott Salmon.

14. Diasporic Noise: History, Hip Hop, and the Post-colonial Politics of Sound: George Lipsitz.

Part IV: Authoring Texts/Readers Reading: .

15. The Concept of Formula in the Study of Popular Literature: John G. Cawelti.

16. The Task of the Translator: An Introduction to the Translation of Baudelaire's Tableux Parisien: Walter Benjamin.

17. Intertextuality: John Fiske.

18. On Reading Soaps: A Semiotic Primer: Robert C. Allen.

19. Don't Have to DJ No More: Sampling and the "Autonomous" Creator: David Sanjek.

Part V: Celebrity and Fandom:.

20. The Assembly Line of Greatness: Celebrity in Twentieth-Century America: Joshua Gamson.

21. Mountains of Contradictions: Gender, Class, and Region in the Star Image of Dolly Parton: Pamela Wilson.

22. Fandom as Pathology: Joli Jenson.

23. Scottish Fans, not English Hooligans! Scots, Scottishness, and Scottish Football: Gary P. T. Finn and Richard Giulianotti.


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Lee Harrington Miami University of Ohio.

Denise Bielby University of California, Santa Barbara.
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