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Popular Culture -- HISTORICAL ANALYSIS Historical analysis is less a separate analytical framework or approach than it is an element that should be present in any analysis of popular culture. Observing and analyzing changes over time is essential to understanding why a contemporary text is the way it is. We cannot understand our present without understanding our past. Ad Flip. Advertising Age magazine. Baseball Cards, 1887–1914. Edison Motion Pictures. Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920. Film and History. Lyrics World. New Deal Network. Nineteen Thirties Project. Nuke Pop. Old-Time Radio. Origins of American Animation. Psychedelic Sixties. Red Scare, 1918–21. TV in the 1950s. Ad Access. Classic Advertisements Gallery. [Few topics on popular culture can be adequately researched on the web alone. Documentary on the evolution of the potrayal of blacks in television. Classic study of how advertising techniques have shaped the American electoral process. Color Adjustment. Classic Commercials.

Genres: Pop Culture We cannot attribute any purity of political expression to popular culture, although we can locate its power to identify ideas and desires that are relatively opposed, alongside those that are clearly complicit, to the official culture. -- Andrew Ross, No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture We weren't philosophers, we were perverts. --Howard Stern, Private Parts Popular culture has been defined as everything from "common culture," to "folk culture," to "mass culture." It would be impossible to do an exhaustive (or even a not-so-exhaustive) survey of all the work being done in and on popular culture, so we have included only representative examples of both. General The Media History Project Promoting the study of media from petroglyphs to pixels. Film Society For Cinema Studies An academic organization devoted to the study of film. Television TV Link Huge and well-organized index of links relating to television (and some film). Popular Fiction Authors Journals, Magazines, and Publications

Slavoj Žižek Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Slavoj Žižek Philosophe occidental Époque contemporaine Slavoj Žižek (prononciation : /slaˈvɔj ʒiˈʒɛk/), né le 21 mars 1949 à Ljubljana, en Slovénie, est un philosophe slovène de tradition continentale. Formé en Slovénie et en France, il est chercheur en 2012 à l'Institut de sociologie de l'université de Ljubljana et est régulièrement invité dans des universités étrangères, particulièrement aux États-Unis (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York et Michigan). Il est connu pour son utilisation des travaux de Jacques Lacan sous l'angle de la culture populaire ainsi que pour ses analyses de Hegel. Personnalité des mouvements alternatifs slovènes, il s'est présenté en 1990 comme candidat du parti Démocratie libérale slovène (Liberalna Demokracija Slovenije, centriste) à la première élection présidentielle libre qui a précédé l'indépendance de son pays en 1991. Vie et œuvre[modifier | modifier le code] Thèse de doctorat

Popular culture studies Popular culture studies is the academic discipline studying popular culture from a critical theory perspective. It is generally considered as a combination of communication studies and cultural studies. The first department to offer Popular Culture bachelor and master degrees is the Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture which was founded by Ray B. Browne.[1] Following the work of the Frankfurt School, popular culture has come to be taken more seriously as a terrain of academic inquiry and has also helped to change the outlooks of more established disciplines. Traditional theories of popular culture[edit] The theory of mass society[edit] As Alan Swingewood points out in The Myth of Mass Culture,[3] the aristocratic theory of mass society is to be linked to the moral crisis caused by the weakening of traditional centers of authority such as family and religion. The theory of culture industry[edit] The theory of progressive evolution[edit]

Janet Wolff - "Cultural Studies and the Sociology of Culture" Cultural Studies and the Sociology of Culture by Janet Wolff It is almost exactly ten years since I came to the United States from Britain, and exactly seven since I came to Rochester as Director of the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies. It is time to reflect on my complicated relationship to the discipline of sociology. And when I say that it is time, I don't mean this biographically, but more in relation to recent intellectual developments within both sociology and cultural studies, as well as to the (mostly) antagonistic relationship between the two, at least in this country. In my opinion, cultural studies at its best is sociological. Sociologists in the Humanities Before I came to the United States, I taught for thirteen years in a department of sociology in Britain. Sociology in Cultural Studies In this essay, I want to suggest that cultural studies can benefit from a stronger connection with sociology. "Sociologically Impoverished" Cultural Studies Poststructuralist Sociology

AHRC CentreCATH, University of Leeds UK Grant McCracken: Leading Cultural Anthropologist Marketing Pop Culture: Grant McCracken's "Culture Matters" Series While I’m editing my audio interview with Grant McCracken, I encourage you to visit his blog for a series he’s been doing entitled “Culture Matters”. As I noted in an earlier post, I’m with him on this point. Culture does matter and it’s important for marketers to “get” it or plan on becoming roadkill. He also makes some very persuasive and bracing arguments against such marketing luminaries as Clayton Christensen, Clotaire Rapaille, Kevin Roberts, as well as the Blue Ocean book. While not the full story or the last words on branding, both books underscore an important point, even if their premises can be proved wrong. Nuggets from Rapaille’s “The Culture Code” can be found here. My review of Blue Ocean Strategy is here. Grant’s series, “Culture Matters,” is here in part 1, part 2 and part 3. Stay tuned for my interview with Grant.