Culture and Everyday Life
By (author) Andy Bennett
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Culture and Everyday Life by Andy Bennett
Book Description'Bennett provides a well organized, very readable and interesting discussion of a number of significant everyday cultural forms and I am confident student readers will find the book very valuable' - Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of how academic thinking about mass culture has changed, from critical accounts of early mass cultural theorists to radical postmodernist critiques of mass cultural accounts and to 'the cultural turn', which explored how various social identities are culturally constructed. Following this are themed chapters that cover a particular aspect of late modern culture, such as media, music, fashion, tourism and counter-cultural ideologies and movements. In each case a comprehensive literature review is provided and its theoretical and empirical relevance to our understanding of the relationship between culture and everyday life in contemporary society is explained. Lucid, meticulous and illustrated with a host of examples, this is a superb text for teaching and research in the Sociology of Culture and Cultural Studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761963905
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andy Bennett
Youth Cultures, Hardback (January 2017)
Offering a truly global perspective, this Major Work collection brings together core topics of research and debate, including; cultural theory, representation, identity, popular music and material culture.
Youth Cultures, Transitions, and Generations, Hardback (July 2015)
Within contemporary youth research there are two dominant streams - a 'transitions' and a 'cultures' perspective. This collection shows that it is no longer possible to understand the experience of young people through these prisms and proposes new conceptual foundations for youth studies, capable of bridging the gap between these approaches.
Sage Handbook of Popular Music, Hardback (January 2015)
This Handbook represents a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field.
Mediated Youth Cultures, Hardback (June 2014)» View all books by Andy Bennett
This book brings together thirteen timely essays from across the globe that consider a range of 'mediated youth cultures', covering topics such as the phenomenon of dance imitations on YouTube, the circulation of zines online, the resurgence of roller derby on the social web, drinking cultures, Israeli blogs, Korean pop music, and more.
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Author Biography - Andy Bennett
Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology and Director of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has authored and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (Palgrave Macmillian, 2000), Cultures of Popular Music (Open University Press, 2001), Remembering Woodstock (Ashgate, 2004), Music Scenes (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004) with Richard A. Peterson and Music, Style and Aging (Berg, 2012) with Paul Hodgkinson. Bennett was lead Chief Investigator on a three-year, five-country project funded by the Australian Research Council entitled Popular Music and Cultural Memory (DP1092910). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.
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