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In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates the kinds of 'low' culture that are regularly dismissed by academic scholars. Through a close examination of these cultural forms, Brottman reveals how the kinds of popular culture that we usually take for granted are, in fact, far more complex and sophisticated than is normally assumed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403966414
ISBN-10: 1403966419
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 157
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mikita Brottman

MIKITA BROTTMAN is Professor of Language and Literature, Maryland Institute College of Art, USA.

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