By (author) Chris Rojek
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Cultural Studies by Chris Rojek
Book DescriptionThis lively and assured book provides a concise and authoritative critical guide to Cultural Studies, using discussion of representative texts and concrete examples from popular culture. As such, it achieves a novel and accessible account of the origins and development of the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745636832
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Rojek
Presumed Intimacy: Parasocial Interaction in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture, Paperback (October 2015)
* This engaging book examines how the ease with which modern social and media networks create a sense of intimacy which can be exploited by media, politicians and authority * An intriguing thesis on how media creates relations where we are constant watchers of the lives of others.
Politics of Jean-Francois Lyotard, Paperback (February 2014)
This edited collection of essays brings together the leading experts in their field of study to tackle many of the questions still being asked about Jean Francois Lyotard. Contributors include Barry Smart, John O'Neill and Victor J. Seidler.
Event Power, Paperback (February 2013)
A critical and controversial exploration of global events. Looking at examples such as the Olympic games and Live Aid, acclaimed sociologist Chris Rojek suggests that these kind of events are really about power, manipulation and social control.
Fame Attack, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Chris Rojek
The follow up to the hugely successful Celebrity, this is an analysis of celebrity culture today. In 2001, the phenomenon of Jade Goody and reality TV shows was in its infancy. Now, Rojek explores celebrity engineering, technologies of fame creation and issues of loneliness and uncertainty. It is set to become the benchmark in the field.
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Author Biography - Chris Rojek
Chris Rojek, Professor of Sociology and Culture, Brunel University West London
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