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Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives (R&l Series in Mass Communication)

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Danesi (anthropology, semiotics, and communication theory; U. of Toronto; Canada) explores "the reasons why we simultaneously love and hate pop culture" in a textbook meant to be accessible to a general audience while remaining useful for students taking beginning courses in pop culture in the areas of semiotics, psychology, mythology, education, literary studies, sociology, cultural anthropology, communication studies, and media analysis. The synergy between mass media and pop culture is a primary theme as he examines the way pop culture has been performed in print, radio, recordings, cinema, television, and the Internet. He also examines the integration of advertising with pop culture and pop culture's relationship with language. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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What is pop culture? Why do we so often hate to love it and love to hate it? What makes us embrace parts of it and not others? Marcel Danesi explores our human desire for meaning and the need to symbolize it in music, language, art, and other creative forms. He offers a variety of perspectives to help us understand the products of popular culture_from music and websites to fads, celebrities, and more_tapping into the fun of pop culture without making us feel guilty for enjoying it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742555471
Author:
Danesi, Marcel
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Series:
R&l Series in Mass Communication
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
315
Dimensions:
8.94x6.33x.77 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , What is pop culture? Why do we so often hate to love it and love to hate it? What makes us embrace parts of it and not others? Marcel Danesi explores our human desire for meaning and the need to symbolize it in music, language, art, and other creative forms. He offers a variety of perspectives to help us understand the products of popular culture_from music and websites to fads, celebrities, and more_tapping into the fun of pop culture without making us feel guilty for enjoying it.
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