Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (Hardcover)

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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (Hardcover)


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In this ninth edition of his award-winning introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines.

Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.

New to this edition:

  • updated throughout with contemporary examples of popular culture
  • revised and expanded sections on Richard Hoggart and Utopian Marxism
  • brand new discussions on Black Lives Matter and intersectionality
  • updated student resources at

This new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

John Storey is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland, UK, and Chair Professor of the Changjiang Scholar Programme at the Comparative Cultural Studies Centre, Shaanxi Normal University, China. He has published widely in cultural studies, including twenty-six books. The most recent is Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies (2019).
Product Details ISBN: 9780367820626
ISBN-10: 0367820625
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 26th, 2021
Pages: 292
Language: English