Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture

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Henry Jenkins III, Tara McPherson, Jane Shattuc
Duke University Press, 2002 - 748 páginas
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Hop on Pop showcases the work of a new generation of scholars—from fields such as media studies, literature, cinema, and cultural studies—whose writing has been informed by their ongoing involvement with popular culture and who draw insight from their lived experiences as critics, fans, and consumers. Proceeding from their deep political commitment to a new kind of populist grassroots politics, these writers challenge old modes of studying the everyday. As they rework traditional scholarly language, they search for new ways to write about our complex and compelling engagements with the politics and pleasures of popular culture and sketch a new and lively vocabulary for the field of cultural studies.
The essays cover a wide and colorful array of subjects including pro wrestling, the computer games Myst and Doom, soap operas, baseball card collecting, the Tour de France, karaoke, lesbian desire in the Wizard of Oz, Internet fandom for the series Babylon 5, and the stress-management industry. Broader themes examined include the origins of popular culture, the aesthetics and politics of performance, and the social and cultural processes by which objects and practices are deemed tasteful or tasteless. The commitment that binds the contributors is to an emergent perspective in cultural studies, one that engages with popular culture as the culture that "sticks to the skin," that becomes so much a part of us that it becomes increasingly difficult to examine it from a distance. By refusing to deny or rationalize their own often contradictory identifications with popular culture, the contributors ensure that the volume as a whole reflects the immediacy and vibrancy of its objects of study.
Hop on Pop will appeal to those engaged in the study of popular culture, American studies, cultural studies, cinema and visual studies, as well as to the general educated reader.

Contributors. John Bloom, Gerry Bloustein, Aniko Bodroghkozy, Diane Brooks, Peter Chvany, Elana Crane, Alexander Doty, Rob Drew, Stephen Duncombe, Nick Evans, Eric Freedman, Joy Fuqua, Tony Grajeda, Katherine Green, John Hartley, Heather Hendershot, Henry Jenkins, Eithne Johnson, Louis Kaplan, Maria Koundoura, Sharon Mazer, Anna McCarthy, Tara McPherson, Angela Ndalianis, Edward O’Neill, Catherine Palmer, Roberta Pearson, Elayne Rapping, Eric Schaefer, Jane Shattuc, Greg Smith, Ellen Strain, Matthew Tinkhom, William Uricchio, Amy Villarego, Robyn Warhol, Charles Weigl, Alan Wexelblat, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Nabeel Zuberi

 

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Conteúdo

Defining Popular Culture
26
If You Lived in Pine Valley
47
Adult Baseball Card
66
The Gender Politics
88
Do We Look Like Ferengi Capitalists to You?
105
The Empresss New Clothing? Public
122
The Wizard ofOz
138
Videocams
162
Robert Drew 254
472
Race Authenticity and Navigating Mysty Landscapes Killer
487
Opera Television The Rules of the Game Evil Dead II Meet
503
Gender and Racial
517
TASTE 339
539
Dream ofJeannie
556
Nation Culture and
589
CDROM Travel
605

Tony Grajeda
357
Representation and Othering in the Worlds Corruption Criminality and the Nickelodeon
376
Gerry Bloustien 162
388
Henry Jenkins 187
415
Alan Wexelblat 209
430
PERFORMANCE 251
459
de One Everybody Come to See?
650
Stress Management Ideology and the Other
670
Have You Seen This Child? From Milk Carton
689
About the Contributors
721
Louis Kaplan 343
726
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Sobre o autor (2002)

Henry Jenkins is Anne Fetter Friedlaender Professor of Humanities and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of editor of several books including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture and The Children's Culture Reader.

Tara McPherson is Associate Professor of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California and author of Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South.

Jane Shattuc is Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. She is author of The Talking Cure: Television Talk Shows and Women and Television, Tabloids, Tears: Fassbinder and Popular Culture.

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