The Popular Arts

By: Stuart Hall & Paddy Whannel (Authors)

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When it first appeared in 1964, Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel's The Popular Arts opened up an almost unprecedented field of analysis and inquiry into contemporary popular culture. In contrast to prevailing views of the time, Hall and Whannel recognized popular culture's social importance and considered it worthy of serious study. In their analysis of everything, from Hollywood Westerns and the novels of Mickey Spillane, Ian Fleming, and Raymond Chandler, to jazz, advertising, and the television industry, they were guided by the belief that studying popular culture demanded an ethical evaluation of a work and full attention to its properties. In doing so, they raised questions about the relation of culture to society and the politics of taste and judgment in ways that continue to shape cultural studies. This landmark text highlights the development of Hall's theoretical and methodological approach, while adding to a greater understanding of his work. This edition includes a new introduction by Richard Dyer, who situates The Popular Arts within the history of cultural studies and outlines its impact and enduring legacy. This book will be of interest to scholars in cultural studies and media studies. Table of Contents Introduction to 2018 Edition by Richard Dyer Introduction PART I: DEFINITIONS 1. The Media and Society 2. Minority Art, Folk Art, and Popular Art 3. Popular Art and Mass Culture PART II: TOPICS FOR STUDY 4. Popular Forms and Popular Artists 5. Violence on the Screen 6. The Avenging Angels 7. Falling in Love 8. Fantasy and Romance 9. Friends and Neighbours 10. The Young Audience 11. The Big Bazaar PART III: SOCIAL THEMES 12. The Institutions 13. Mass Society: Critics and Defenders Acknowledgments Index. Printed Pages: 432

Title: The Popular Arts

Author Name: Stuart Hall & Paddy Whannel (Authors)

Categories: India, Culture Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2018

ISBN: 9789352873913

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1203670

Keywords: The Popular Arts Stuart Hall & Paddy Whannel (Authors)