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Cultural Populism

Taylor & Francis, Inc.
9/3/1992

Cultural Populism Overview

Cultural Populism fills a huge gap in the study of popular culture by providing the first comprehensive critical assessment of the cultural studies tradition.


Cultural Populism Table Of Content

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I Theoretical politics
1 Populism and ordinary culture 9
Bourdieu's paradox 11
Populist sentiment 13
'Culture is ordinary' 21
'Between the grand old cause and the brand new times' 38
2 Trajectories of cultural populism 45
'Unbending the springs of action' 49
From hegemony theory to the new revisionism 61
Questioning populism 75
Pt. II Analytical objects
3 Youth culture and consumption 89
Analysing subculture 92
Studying resistance 97
Gendering youth 105
Consuming passions 113
4 Popular television 124
Watching telly 129
Soaping feminism 140
Child-minding 151
Switching channels 159
Pt. III Contemporary issues
5 Dilemmas of culture and politics 171
Sun-setting 174
Censoring pornography 185
Author-killing 195
6 Anomie of the people 207
Living in the (post?)modern world 214
Changing identities 226
Writing on the Wall 234
Conclusion - critical renewal? 244
Bibliography 251
Name index 276
Subject index 282


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