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High theory/low culture

Title
High theory/low culture / Mikita Brottman.
ISBN
9781403978226
1403978220
1281363693
9781281363695
9781403966407
1403966400
9781403966414
1403966419
1403978220
1403966419
1403966400
Published
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Physical Description
1 online resource. (xxix, 157 pages) : illustrations
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Summary
In High Theory/Low Culture, Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates the kinds of 'low' culture that are regularly dismissed by academic scholars. Through a close examination of these cultural forms, Brottman reveals how the kinds of popular culture that we usually take for granted are, in fact, far more complex and sophisticated than is normally assumed.
Variant and related titles
Palgrave social & cultural studies collection 2005.
Other formats
Print version: Brottman, Mikita, 1966- High theory/low culture. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 19, 2018
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : popular culture and its critics
1. Carnival and chronotope : Bakhtin and style magazines
2. Joyful mayhem : Bakhtin and football fans
3. Rumor, gossip, and scandal : Barthes and tabloid rhetoric
4. "The last stop of desire" : Roland Barthes goes shopping
5. Blueprints and bodies : Lacan and the pornographic imagination
6. Dark homecomings : Lacan and horror fictions.
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
History.
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