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Culture and Everyday Life

Culture and Everyday Life (Paperback)

By Bennett, Andy

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ISBN 9780761963905
Barcode 9780761963905
Published 15 July 2005 by SAGE Publications Inc
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780761963905
ISBN-10 0761963901
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint SAGE Publications Inc
Publication Date 15 July 2005
International Publication Date 21 July 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bennett, Andy
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Culture - Philosophy, Popular culture - Philosophy, Culture
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Culture and Everyday Life is a clearly written and highly accessible text that provides a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical models applied in the study of contemporary cultural practices and their application in everyday settings. 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, to 'the cultural turn' which has sought to explore how various social identities are culturally constructed. After setting the scene the author goes on to provide themed chapters that cover a particular aspect of late modern culture including the media, music, fashion, tourism and counter-cultural ideologies and movements. In each case a comprehensive overview of the existing literature is provided and its theoretical and empirical relevance of our understanding of the relationship between culture and everyday life in contemporary society is clearly explained. Lucid, penetrating and illustrated with a range of rich examples, this is a superb text for teaching and research in the sociology of culture and cultural studies.

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Author's Bio

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. He has written and edited over books including Popular Music and Youth Culture, Music, Style and Aging and Music Scenes (co-edited with Richard A. Peterson). He is a faculty fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, an international research fellow of the Finnish Youth Research Network, a founding member of the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture, and a founding member of the Regional Music Research Group.

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