An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture Second Edition Dominic Strinati LONDON AND NEW YORK First published by Routledge Second edition. Dominic Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies. Read the full-text online edition of An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture ( ). to Theories of Popular Culture. By Dominic Strinati. No cover image.
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An introduction to theories of popular culture. Also, just as it denies intellectual challenge, it tends to silence other opposing voices because it is a stultifying and pacifying culture. The standardised, formulaic and repetitive products of mass culture are the result of the manufacture of cultural commodities by means of routine, specialised, assembly-line types of production.
But what this book does assume is that the importance of theory should be balanced more evenly by the importance of research. It offers the semblance not the substance of resolving problems, the false satisfaction of false needs as a substitute for populqr real solution of real problems.
Its effects are profound and far-reaching: Alternatively, if a specific variant of the theory complains about the rise of political and cultural democracy because they appear to work, and uses elitist criteria of introudction and discrimination to criticise mass culture, then it is the power of the mass, and not its lack, which is emphasised.
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Community and morality break down, and individuals become isolated, alienated and anomic, caught up in increasingly financial and contractual social relationships. His case is that this results from consuming the products of the culture industry.
Log In Sign Up. These processes are thought to lie behind the emergence of a mass society and mass culture. Other theories, which may seem relevant, are not considered if they have not looked directly at popular culture: The Frankfurt School and the Culture Industry– 3.
The development of the study of popular culture has been based upon the contributions of a number of different disciplines. Since their emergence they have had an important effect upon the study of popular culture, and have influenced other seemingly distinct perspectives such as feminism and Marxism.
No matter how impressed you are with this book, you are unlikely to go out and buy a second copy. Both of these processes comprise the popullar and inattention which define regressive listening. The first problem which this suggests concerns the privilege conferred upon those introduxtion from which popular or mass culture can be understood and interpreted.
The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The contrasts which Adorno draws between classical and avant-garde music on the one hand, and popular music on the other, allow him to extend this argument.
An introduction to theories of popular culture
Of late there have seemed to me to be certain signs, especially in America, of a revolt of the mob against our literary masters. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Strunati this chapter we shall first place the School in context, as this may help us understand some of its ideas. Both mass production industries and mass markets encouraged the spread of mass ah. Dominic Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies.
Please verify that you are not a robot. None the less, there is a tendency for the critical stance of mass culture syrinati to lament the emergence of mass democracies, and mass theorjes markets, and to see an elite avant-garde as the only potential saviour of cultural standards. Feminism, for example, has built up a strong body of research while still being involved in extensive and relevant theoretical debates.
In the light of these problems, this book stresses most of all the importance of sociological contributions to the study of popular culture.
The argument itself is most closely associated with the writings of Marcuse.
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If these problems are recognised, it usually treats them superficially by presenting glib and false solutions. It shapes the tastes and preferences of the masses, thereby moulding their consciousness by instilling the desire for false needs.
The Cadillacs mentioned in the title of the article is a reference to both the car and a doo-wop group. Without necessarily succumbing to the evaluations these ideologies imply, she distinguishes between an ideology of mass culture and an ideology of populism. To answer these questions adequately we need to see audiences as socially and culturally differentiated, and to recognise that cultural taste is socially constructed.
Studies have shown how audiences for popular culture are more active and discriminating about what they consume than the theories of mass culture or the culture industry allow. The real problem sometimes seems to be that mass culture, unlike folk culture, refuses to stay in its place and stick with the masses, but has pretensions beyond its station and merits; it refuses to recognise traditional hierarchies of taste, and the cultural distinctions generated by those at the top.
Leavis —who was responding directly to a clearly emergent mass culture. Also, introductiin popular culture is in itself a bad thing is something which is not questioned. The work of art which is reproducible has lost its aura and autonomy, but has become more available to more people. He assumed that Americanisation was an accomplished fact: However, it can be argued that the term elitism is highly relevant to any critical assessment of mass culture theory.