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Popular Culture

 
Abin Chakraborty (Editor) Krishna Sen (Editor)
Synopsis

This volume provides an overview of popular culture and examines in particular how it represents, influences and even reinvents Indian society. Each chapter outlines key theoretical insights from various fields of study such as Marxism, gender, sexuality, post-colonialism, postmodernism and demonstrates how they may be used to understand the ever-expanding domain of popular culture. Examples from global culture as well as contemporary India have been used to further enrich this survey. Popular Culture has thus been prepared to enable Indian students and scholars to comprehensively analyse diverse forms and representations of popular culture from varying theoretical perspectives.

Contents: Introduction.1. Structuralist approaches to popular culture. 2. Marxist theories of popular culture. 3. Gender, sexuality and popular culture. 4. Psychoanalysis and popular culture. 5. Post-colonialism and popular culture. 6. Postmodernism and popular culture. 7. Materiality and affect in popular culture. 8. Literary forms of popular culture. Glossary of select terms. Texts for further reading.

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About the author

Abin Chakraborty

Abin Chakraborty is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Chandernagore College, West Bengal. He edits the international peer-reviewed journal, Postcolonial Interventions.

 

 

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Bibliographic information

Title Popular Culture
Format Softcover
Date published: 20.03.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789352875757
length 200p.