Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

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This highly successful fourth edition of this text continues to present a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture.

Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.

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In this 4th edition of his successful  Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As
before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories
of and various approaches to popular culture.


Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using
relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular
culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area.


New to this edition

  • Extensively revised, rewritten and updated
  • Improved and expanded content throughout including:
    New chapter on psychoanalysis
    New section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern
  • Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: a reader
  • More illustrative diagrams and images
  • Fully revised, improved and updated companion website providing practice and extension promote further understanding of the study of cultural theory and popular culture



The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate
students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the
sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including six books. The most recent book is called Inventing Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2003). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian. He is a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan and Wuhan.

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