Category : Social Science
Editor : John Hunt Publishing
ISBN : 9781789048339
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In the United Kingdom, the notion of a common culture has always been suggestive of a national culture which is accessible to all and provides various kinds of benefits to all, including participation in national cultural life. Brian Russell Graham's exploration of the theme aims to clarify how we might define common culture in the twenty-first century, and offers a perspective on specific benefits of such a shared culture. Common culture can generate a sense of inclusive national identity, he argues. Additionally, it can even out differences in our so-called ‘cultural capital’ – it can make people more equal in terms of their cultural lives.

Category : History
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781793626929
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This study examines shared culture in medieval and contemporary Poland. The author argues that shared culture produced by ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse societies—rather than elitist values or institutional, ethnic, and religious differences—was foundational to societal survival in medieval Polish cities.

Category : Social Science
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 0761973419
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 240
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Contains over 200 entries on key concepts and theorists of cultural studies.

Category : Social Science
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 9781848609013
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 233
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Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they are valued as signifiers of taste and of lifestyle. This volume examines the viability of this portrait of contemporary society. Mike Featherstone explores the roots of consumer culture, how it is defined and differentiated and the extent to which it represents the arrival of a `postmodern' world. He examines the theories of consumption and postmodernism among contemporary social theorists such as Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Lyotard and Jameson and relates these to the actual nature of contemporary consumer culture.

Category : Social Science
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 9781848607521
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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"Written by some of the leading thinkers in the field, the book is an excellent resource for longstanding and contemporary issues in cultural theory. Comprehensive and well-written." - David Oswell, Goldsmiths College This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive a dazzling, critical survey of some of the primary figures in the field. However, the book is much more than a Rough Guide tour through the 'great figures' in the field. Through an analysis of specific problems, such as transculturalism, transnationalsim, feminism, popular music and cultural citizenship, it demonstrates the relevance of cultural sociology in elucidating some of the key questions of our time.

Category : Sports & Recreation
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135017101
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 322
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This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship. In so doing, the book provides a number of comparative case studies that explore these debates and issues in various global spaces.

Category : History
Editor : Prentice Hall
ISBN : PSU:000063166958
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, this engaging book on pop culture can help readers develop writing skills while reading and thinking about subjects they find inherently interesting. It contains essays addressing pop culture topics along with suggestions for further reading. Topics covered in the essays include advertising, television, popular music, cyberculture, sports, and movies. Because of its several comprehensive indexes, this book is an excellent reference work for writers and analysts of popular culture.

Category : Art
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 0300076495
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 288
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Hoofdstukken over kunstenaars en kunstuitingen vormen het uitgangspunt van deze Studie over de relatie tussen avant-garde kunst en de massacultuur

Category : Education
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780671870737
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 374
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An analysis of why American schools fail to provide a moral education argues that the new decision-making-based educational theory fails to teach values

Category : History
Editor : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN : 0198206720
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 588
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In this book McKibbin investigates the ways in which class culture characterised English society and intruded every aspect of life, during the period 1918-1951. He also shows the increasing effects of Americanisation on this culture.