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The Clubcultures Reader: Readings in Popular Cultural Studiesby Redhead
Synopses & Reviews
This Reader in popular cultural studies meets the need for an up-to-date collection of readings on contemporary youth cultures and youth music. From Rave to Disco and House to Northern Soul, the material gathered in this volume helps to distinguish "popular cultural studies" from some aspects of the theoretical work of "contemporary cultural studies". In doing so, the important ethnographic work associated with contemporary cultural studies traditions of youth and popular culture research is consolidated, extended and applied to contemporary culture in the 1990s.
Combining description and theory in a clear pedagogical framework, this will be essential reading for upper-level students following courses on population, culture, youth culture and popular music within the disciplines of Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Sociology, and Media Studies.
A collection of readings and case studies on contemporary youth cultures and youth music, originally published in 1997.
This reader in popular cultural studies meets the need for an up-to-date collection of readings on contemporary youth cultures and youth music.
About the Author
Steve Redhead is co-director of the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is a Reader in Law and Popular Culture.
Derek Wynne is also co-director of the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture, where he is Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Head of Sociology.
Justin O'Connor is Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture.
Simon Frith is Professor of English, University of Strathclyde where he is also Director of the John Logie Baird Centre for Television, Film and Popular Music. He gave the first Manchester Institute for Popular Culture annual lecture in 1993. He is author of Sound Effects (1983) and many other books and articles on popular music.
Larry Grossberg is Distinguished Professor in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and author of numerous cultural studies books and articles, notably We've Gotta get Outta this Place (1992). He is a member of the advisory board of MIPC.
Will Straw is Associate Professor in Communications, McGill University, Montreal and author of numerous articles and papers on cultural studies, film theory and popular culture. He is member of the advisory board of MIPC.
Bev Best is a postgraduate student in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada and worked with Steve Redhead when he was Visiting Professor at SFI in 1994.
Cressida Miles is a postgraduate student at the University of Lancaster. She has attended the MIPC seminar since 1992.
Adam Brown is a former postgraduate student at MIPC and a author of a number of papers in democratization and the regulation of music and football.
Simon Reynolds is a freelance journalist who has given papers to MIPC seminars, and helped supervise some of its postgraduate students. He is author of Blissed Out (1992) and The Sex Revolts (1995).
Marek Kohn is a freelance writer who has spoken at the MIPC seminar and has written Narcomania (1989) and Dope Girls (1992).
Ted Polhemus is a freelance writer and broadcaster who has spoken at the MIPC seminar. He is author of many books including Streetstyle (1994).
Kate Mileston is Lecturer in Cultural Studies in the Crewe and Alsager Faculty, the Manchester Metropolitan University, and a former postgraduate student at MIPC and author of a number of papers on pop production, consumption and regulation.
Joanne Hollows is a Lecturer at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds and has collaborated with Milestone.
Paul Cons is the creator of the celebrated Flesh gay night at the Hacienda in Manchester.
David Muggleton is a postgraduate student at the University of Lancaster who has attended MIPC seminars since 1993.
Steve Jones is Associate Professor and Head of Communication, University of Tulsa and author of many articles on popular music and communication including the book Cybersociety (1995). He is a member of the advisory board of MIPC.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Introduction: Reading Pop(ular) Cult(ural) Stud(ie)s: Steve Redhead.
Part I: Theory I:.
1. Pearls and Swine: Intellectuals and the Mass Media: Simon Frith and Jon Savage.
2. Over-the-Counter Culture: Retheorising Resistance in Popular Culture: Beverly Best.
Part II: Commentaries.
3. Organised Disorder: The Changing Space of the Record Shop: Will Straw.
4. Spatial Politics: A Gendered Sense of Place: Cressida Miles.
5. Let's All Have a Disco? Football, Popular Music and Democratisation: Adam Brown.
6. Rave Culture: Living Dream or Living Death?: Simon Reynolds.
7. Fear and Lothing in Wisconsin: Sarah Champion.
8. The House Sound of Chicago: Hillegonda Rietveld.
9. Cocaine Girls: Marek Kohn.
10. In the Supermarket of Style: Ted Polhemus.
11. Love Factory: The Sites, Practices and Media Relationships of Northern Soul: Kate Milestone.
12. DJ Culture: Dave Haslam.
Plates: Patrick Henry.
Part III: Theory II: .
13. The Post-Subculturalist: David Muggleton.
14. Reading Pop: The Press, the Scholar and the Consequences of Popular Cultural Studies: Steve Jones.
15. Re-placing Popular Culture: Lawrence Grossberg.
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