Popular Culture and Everyday Life

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SAGE, Sep 10, 1998 - 240 pages
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Thisbroad-ranging survey of social and cultural theory issues an audacious challenge to contemporary cultural studies' emphasis on speculation, rather than observation. Toby Miller and Alec McHoul invite the reader to question their participation in both dominant and subcultural practices by providing perspectives on the everyday through ethnography, textual reading, discourse analysis and political economy.

Following a summary of key ideas on an everyday practice, such as eating' or talking', each chapter considers the discourses that construct these practices, and concludes with one or more empirical investigations, opening up the possibility of a significant departure in cultural studies. The book ends with an excellent glossary of cultural studies terms.

 

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Contents

FoodEating
28
Sport
59
SelfHelpTherapy
90
Talking
134
A Vocabulary for Popular Culture
183
References
199
Index
217
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Page 6 - Every social group, coming into existence on the original terrain of an essential function in the world of economic production, creates together with itself, organically, one or more strata of intellectuals which give it homogeneity and an awareness of its own function not only in the economic but also in the social and political fields.

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Toby Miller is a Professor in the Department of English, University of California, Riverside. He is the author of The Well-Tempered Self (1993), Contemporary Australian Television (1994), The Avengers (1997), Technologies of Truth (1998), and Popular Culture & Everyday Life (Sage, 1998). He co-edited SPORTCULT (1999), A Companion To Film Theory (1999), and Film and Theory: An Anthology (2000).

He is co-editor of Social Text since 1997. In addition to Toby Miller s academic work, he has

extensive media experience as a presenter, critic, and social commentator in Australia and the

United States.

Toby Miller is a Professor in the Department of English, University of California, Riverside. He is the author of The Well-Tempered Self (1993), Contemporary Australian Television (1994), The Avengers (1997), Technologies of Truth (1998), and Popular Culture & Everyday Life (Sage, 1998). He co-edited SPORTCULT (1999), A Companion To Film Theory (1999), and Film and Theory: An Anthology (2000).

He is co-editor of Social Text since 1997. In addition to Toby Miller s academic work, he has

extensive media experience as a presenter, critic, and social commentator in Australia and the

United States.

Toby Miller is a Professor in the Department of English, University of California, Riverside. He is the author of The Well-Tempered Self (1993), Contemporary Australian Television (1994), The Avengers (1997), Technologies of Truth (1998), and Popular Culture & Everyday Life (Sage, 1998). He co-edited SPORTCULT (1999), A Companion To Film Theory (1999), and Film and Theory: An Anthology (2000).

He is co-editor of Social Text since 1997. In addition to Toby Miller s academic work, he has

extensive media experience as a presenter, critic, and social commentator in Australia and the

United States.

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