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Re-reading Popular Culture

Joke Hermes

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Sozialwissenschaften, Recht, Wirtschaft / Sonstiges


Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigationof the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores thetheme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis andmedia reception theory to analyze popular culture. * Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting ofmasculinity after the success of feminism, and the layers ofmeaning in semi-public and private talk of multiculturalism andethnicity * Traces its topics across a variety of media forms and texts,including sports; detective fiction and police series; andchildren's television and games * Clearly and accessibly written for the student, scholar, andgeneral reader.


Christine Geraghty, University ofGlasgow
"A bold book, written with passion and verve, that challengesus to take a serious look at the role of popular culture increating citizenship and democracy. It is that rare thing: abrilliant book for studying methods but also a political call forengagement."
Andrea Press,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Hitting all the highlights of popular culture analysis, JokeHermes reasserts the thesis that popular culture is a domain inwhich we practice the reinvention of who we are, whileacknowledging the pitfalls of such a belief."
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Popular Culture, Kulturwissenschaften, Medienforschung, Kommunikation u. Medienforschung, Media Studies, Volkskultur, Cultural Studies, Communication & Media Studies