By Dominic Strinati
An advent to Theories of pop culture is well known as an immensely worthy textbook for college students taking classes within the significant theories of pop culture. Strinati offers a serious review of the ways that those theories have attempted to appreciate and evaluation pop culture in sleek societies.
Among the theories and ideas the publication introduces are: mann tradition, the Frankfurt institution and the tradition undefined, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism.
This new version offers clean fabric on Marxism and feminism, whereas a brand new ultimate bankruptcy assesses the importance of the theories defined within the book.
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Leavis’s work suggests, for example, that readers would be better off with a novel from the great tradition of English literature than a pulp fiction magazine, while MacDonald implies that audiences should confine themselves to the theatre or silent and avant-garde films rather than mainstream Hollywood cinema. There are at least three points to this argument. The first is that mass culture takes up time and energy which should be devoted to other more preferable, constructive and useful pursuits such as art, politics or resuscitating folk cultures.
He came to this conclusion because ‘many of the customers—their clothes, their hair-styles, their facial expressions all indicate —are living to a large extent in a mythworld compounded of a few simple elements which they take to be those of American life’ (Hoggart: 1958:204). : 164–165 and 282–285). Americanisation and the critique of mass culture theory The criticisms that can be made of this particular understanding of Americanisation can be used to introduce a more general critique of mass culture theory.
Nonetheless, its version of the past remains unclear. At what precise period of time and in what specific places could the communities and cultures referred to be found apart from the Cotswolds? Were they in their heyday in an age of mass illiteracy? As with most ‘golden ages’, this past is difficult to pin down historically and geographically. Moreover, when did the decline begin? With the emergence of a commercial market for popular culture? With the rise of the modern mass media? With the spreading ownership of the radio, the dominance of Hollywood cinema, or the location of a television set in most people’s homes?