The Resource Media culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern, Douglas Kellner

Media culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern, Douglas Kellner

Label
Media culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern
Title
Media culture
Title remainder
cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Kellner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Media Culture develops methods and analyses of contemporary film, television, music, and other artifacts to discern their nature and effects. The book argues that media culture is now the dominant form of culture which socializes us and provides materials for identity in terms of both social reproduction and change. Through studies of Reagan and Rambo, horror films and youth films, rap music and African-American culture, Madonna, fashion, television news and entertainment, MTV, Beavis and Butt-Head, the Gulf War as cultural text, cyberpunk fiction and postmodern theory, Kellner provides a series of lively studies that both illuminate contemporary culture and provide methods of analysis and critique. Many people today talk about cultural studies, but Kellner actually does it, carrying through a unique mixture of theoretical analysis and concrete discussions of some of the most popular and influential forms of contemporary media culture. Criticizing social context, political struggle, and the system of cultural production, Kellner develops a multidimensional approach to cultural studies that broadens the field and opens it to a variety of disciplines. He also provides new approaches to the vexed question of the effects of culture and offers new perspectives for cultural studies. Anyone interested in the nature and effects of contemporary society and culture should read this book. Kellner argues that we are in a state of transition between the modern era and a new postmodern era and that media culture offers a privileged field of study and one that is vital if we are to grasp the full import of the changes currently shaking us
Additional physical form
Also available online via the World Wide Web by subscription to netLibrary, Inc. (CEIRC Shared Collection)
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
  • 302.23/0973
  • 302.230973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P92.U5
LC item number
K38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Media culture : cultural studies, identity, and politics between the modern and the postmodern, Douglas Kellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [342]-351) and index
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Contents
1. Theory Wars and Cultural Studies -- 2. Media Culture, Politics, and Ideology: From Reagan to Rambo -- 3. For a Cultural Studies that is Critical, Multicultural, and Multiperspectival -- 4. Social Anxiety, Class, and Disaffected Youth -- 5. Black Voices from Spike Lee to Rap -- 6. Reading the Gulf War: Production/Text/Reception -- 7. Television, Advertising, and the Construction of Postmodern Identities -- 8. Madonna, Fashion, and Image -- 9. Mapping the Present from the Future: From Baudrillard to Cyberpunk -- Conclusion: From the Future Back to the Present
Control code
000010842087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 357 p.
Isbn
9780415105705
Lccn
94007262
Other physical details
ill.
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.b22085543
System control number
  • rmr8333733
  • (OCoLC)30030498

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