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This revised edition of the Popular Culture Primer is an introductory text that traces the history of popular culture and cultural studies. Besides covering the traditional subjects such as the influence of the Frankfurt School and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, this book covers the cultural studies of science and technology, the biosciences, drugs, and sports as well as other often-ignored topics such as science fiction, fan cultures, and childhood studies. It looks at the impact these topics have on our understanding of education and popular culture. The Popular Culture Primer is an essential text for any class devoted to teaching the history and importance of the subject.

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Weaver (curriculum studies, Georgia Southern U.) presents an introductory level text surveying the field of popular culture studies. He describes the different traditions of the field, such as the influence of the Frankfurt School and the Centre for Contemporary Culture; cultural studies of science and technology, the biosciences, drugs, and sports; and less common topics such as science fiction, fan cultures, and childhood studies. Sidebars define key terms and each chapter includes a glossary. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9781433105883
Author:
Weaver, John A.
Publisher:
Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Education » Assessment
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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