Revisiting 'the popular': New work in cultural studies

Burgess, Jean E. (2005) Revisiting 'the popular': New work in cultural studies. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 19(2), pp. 315-319.

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Of all the recurring themes in the history of cultural studies, it is arguably the relationship between popular culture (especially mass-mediated popular culture) and various forms of cultural legitimacy and authority that has most consistently inflected the politics of the field, both in its substantive contributions to academic debate and in its own struggles for institutional space.

While some might argue that these battles have been fought and won, others clearly feel that contemporary reconfigurations of ‘the popular’ demand renewed attention. Of these three recent anthologies, two (Hop on Pop and High-Pop) make explicitly polemical, though sharply differentiated contributions to this renewal, while the third (Prime Time Animation) provides substantial new coverage of a particular popular media genre.

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ID Code: 3775
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cultural studies, popular culture, high culture, television, animation
DOI: 10.1080/10304310500084699
ISSN: 1030-4312
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 19(2):pp. 315-319.
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 00:03

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