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This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. * An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet pornography * Brings together a series of accessible and engaging essays written by connoisseurs of various areas of popular culture * Tackles the core question of how consumers make decisions about what is good popular culture and what is bad popular culture * Offers an entertaining and educative read for academic readers as well as purveyors of culture; moving beyond a 'greatest hits' list of popular culture to debate broader issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405131902
ISBN-10: 140513190X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan McKee

Alan McKee is Associate Professor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of Textual Analysis: A Beginner's Guide (2003) and The Public Sphere: An Introduction (2005).

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