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 (pages 342-351) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Theory/context/methods -- pt. 2. Diagnostic critique and cultural studies -- pt. 3. Media culture/identities/politics
Control code
ocm52850158
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134845705
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl168224
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35412604
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52850158
  • pebco0203205804
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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