Inventing Popular Culture: From Folklore to Globalization

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Wiley, May 16, 2003 - Social Science - 168 pages
John Storey, a leading figure in the field of Cultural Studies, offers an illuminating and vibrant account of the development of popular culture. Addressing issues such as globalization, intellectualism, and consumerism, Inventing Popular Culture presents an engaging assessment of one of the most debated concepts of recent times.

  • Provides a lively and accessible history of the concept of popular culture by one of the leading experts in the field.
  • Traces the invention and reinvention of the concept of popular culture from the eighteenth-century “discovery” of folk culture to contemporary accounts of the cultural impact of globalization.
  • Examines the relationship between the concept of popular culture and key issues in cultural analyses such as hegemony, postmodernism, identity, questions of value, consumerism, and everyday life.

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Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland, U.K., Storey is a well-known and respected author in the field of cultural studies. In his latest ... Read full review

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Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland, U.K., Storey is a well-known and respected author in the field of cultural studies. In his latest ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. His publications include Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: Theories and Methods (1996), What is Cultural Studies?: A Reader (1996), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader (second edition, 1998), Cultural Consumption and Everyday Life (1999), and Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (third edition, 2001).

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