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Canadian-only ProductThinking Popular Culture, First Canadian Edition

By Jason Haslam

Published by Pearson Education Canada

Published Date: Dec 30, 2014


Thinking Popular Culture offers an overview of some of the more foundational and central statements of cultural theory, and provides students and instructors with examples of the ways in which those theories relate to and can be employed for the study of popular culture.  Importantly, Thinking Popular Culture draws on many Canadian examples and case studies to explain and employ the theoretical models discussed; some of these theories are also specific to the Canadian context.

Table of Contents

Preface for Students

Preface for Instructors


Part One.¿ Reading Popular Culture

1¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Thinking Popular Culture?¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

2¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ The Study of Culture


Part Two.¿ Cultural Theories: Beginnings

3¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Marxism I: Ideology, Hegemony, and Class¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

4¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Psychoanalysis I: Freud and Jung

5¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Linguistics and Semiotics


Part Three.¿ Cultural Theories: Developments

6¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Marxism and Psychoanalysis II: Forming Identity¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

7¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Disciplining Cultural Studies

8¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ History, Power, Discourse

9¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Postmodernism and Poststructuralism


Part Four.¿ Cultural Theories: Identities

10¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Feminism and Gender Studies

11¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Sexuality and Queer Theory¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

12¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Race, "Race," and Racism

13¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Nationalism, Imperialism, and (Post)Colonialism


Part Five: Writing About Popular Culture

14¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Writing about Popular Culture Across the Disciplines

15¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Opinion, Analysis, Evidence, Theory¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

16¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Sample Assignments





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ISBN-10: 0-13-270846-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-270846-3

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