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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cultural studies, popular culture, high culture, television, animation|
|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|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 10:03|
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