Culture and Everyday Life by Andy Bennett

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Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Andy Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of how academic thinking about mass culture has changed, from critical accounts of early mass cultural theorists to radical postmodernist critiques of mass cultural accounts and to 'the cultural turn', which explored how various social identities are culturally constructed.

 

About Andy Bennett

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Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology and Director of the Griffith Centre fornbsp;Cultural Research at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has authored and editednbsp;numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (Palgrave Macmillian, 2000),nbsp;Cultures of Popular Music (Open University Press, 2001), Remembering Woodstock (Ashgate,nbsp;2004), Music Scenes (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004) with Richard A. Peterson and Music,nbsp;Style and Aging (Berg, 2012) with Paul Hodgkinson. Bennett was lead Chief Investigator on a three-year, five-country project funded by the Australian Research Council entitled Popularnbsp;Music and Cultural Memory (DP1092910). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.
 
Published October 3, 2005 by SAGE Publications Ltd. 216 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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