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High Theory/Low Culture

  • Authors
  • Mikita Brottman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Mikita Brottman
    Pages 21-34
  3. Mikita Brottman
    Pages 107-138
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 139-157

About this book

Introduction

In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates the kinds of 'low' culture that are regularly dismissed by academic scholars. Through a close examination of these cultural forms, Brottman reveals how the kinds of popular culture that we usually take for granted are, in fact, far more complex and sophisticated than is normally assumed.

Keywords

bibliography culture film

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