Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society

Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society

Dustin Kidd

Love it or hate it, pop culture permeates each point of up to date society. during this accessibly written creation to the sociology of pop culture, Dustin Kidd presents the instruments to imagine seriously concerning the cultural soup served day-by-day by way of movie, tv, tune, print media, and the internet.

Utilizing every one bankruptcy to offer center topical and well timed examples, Kidd highlights the strain among inclusion and individuality that lies underneath mass media and advertisement tradition, utilizing this pressure as some degree of access to an in a different way expansive subject. He systematically considers numerous dimensions of identity—race, category, gender, sexuality, disability—to supply a large evaluate of the sphere that encompasses classical and modern idea, unique info, topical and well timed examples, and a powerful pedagogical specialise in methods.

Pop tradition Freaks encourages scholars to increase extra learn questions and initiatives from the cloth. either quantitative and qualitative analyses are delivered to undergo in Kidd’s exam of the exertions strength for cultural creation, the representations of id in cultural items, and the staggering variations in how a variety of audiences eat and use mass tradition of their daily lives.

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