AN INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF POPULAR CULTURE DOMINIC STRINATI PDF

To begin Strinati identifies three themes central to popular culture. The first is who or what determines what is and is not popular culture? Is it those in power using it as a form of social control? Does it rise up from below or does it skink down from the elites?

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To begin Strinati identifies three themes central to popular culture. The first is who or what determines what is and is not popular culture? Is it those in power using it as a form of social control? Does it rise up from below or does it skink down from the elites? The second, what are the effects of commercialisation? Is culture a commodity? The final theme is what are the ideological thoughts of popular culture?

Is it to indoctrinate the subordinate into accept the ideas and values that continue the existence of the privileged or is it about rebellion and opposition to social order? Its growth means there is less room in the industry for culture which does not make much money.

One medium used to communicate the ideology of the fascist state is the radio and films as it could be centrally controlled and broadcast to the population at large. Communities and institutions such as the family and the church once provided a psychological identity in a way the city and science cannot. Arnold defines Americanisation into two aspects. Bibliography Leavis, F. London: Routledge, pp. Share this:.

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An introduction to theories of popular culture, Dominic Strinati Close The Resource An introduction to theories of popular culture, Dominic Strinati An introduction to theories of popular culture, Dominic Strinati Resource Information The item An introduction to theories of popular culture, Dominic Strinati represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Randwick City Library. This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. Strinati, Dominic Summary Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. Strinati explains how theorists such as Adorno, Barthes, Althusser and Hebdige have grappled with the many forms of popular culture, from Jazz to the Americanization of British popular culture, from Hollywood cinema to popular television series, from teen magazines to the spy novel.

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