From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies.
Storey presents a range of different ways of thinking theoretically about the everyday; from Freudian and Marxist approaches, to chapters exploring topics such as consumption, mediatization and phenomenological sociology. The book concludes, drawing from the previous nine chapters, with notes towards a definition of what everyday life might look like as a pedagogic object of study in cultural studies.
This is an ideal introduction to the theories of everyday life for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, communication studies and media studies.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Popular Cultures and Everyday Life in Cultural Studies 2. Alienation and the Marxist Everyday 3. The Freudian Everyday: the Psychopathology of Everyday Life 4. Mass-Observation: the everyday life of the ‘masses’ 5. Phenomenological Sociology and Everyday Life 6. Sociologies of Agency in Everyday Life 7. Consumption in Everyday Life 8. The Theatricality of Everyday Life: from performance to performativity 9. The Mediatized Everyday 10. Everyday Life in Cultural Studies: notes towards a definition Notes References Index
John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at University of Sunderland, UK. He has published widely in cultural studies; From Popular Culture to Everyday Life is his tenth book. He is also on the editorial/advisory boards of journals in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Spain, the UK and the USA, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, the University of Henan and the University of Wuhan.
"As a critical history of multiple strands of thinking, From Popular Culture to Everyday Life succeeds brilliantly in signposting readers to the major thinkers associated with different aspects of ‘everyday life’." - William Allen, LSE Review of Books