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Cultural Populism ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ, КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Jim McGuigan Название: Cultural Populism Издательство: Routledge Год: 2003 Формат: pdf (rar +3%) Размер: 1,3 mbThis publication presents a singular knowing of present notion and enquiry within the research of pop culture and communications media. The populist sentiments and impulses underlying cultural stories and its postmodernist variations are explored and criticized sympathetically. An solely consumptionist development of research is pointed out and proven to be an unsatisfactory technique of accounting for the complicated fabric stipulations and mediations that form usual people’s pleasures and possibilities for private and political expression.Through targeted attention of the paintings of Raymond Williams, Stuart corridor and ‘the Birmingham School’, John Fiske, early life subcultural research, well known tv examine, and issuesgenerally considering public verbal exchange (including ads, arts and broadcasting regulations, children’s tv, tabloid journalism, feminism and pornography, the Rushdie affair, and the cave in of communism), Jim McGuigan units out a particular case for getting better serious research of pop culture in a swiftly altering, conflict-ridden world.The ebook is an available advent to previous and current debates for undergraduate scholars, and it poses a few demanding theses for postgraduate scholars, researchers and lecturers.0

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8 Williams’s argument that cultural studies is peculiarly obliged to account for the formation of its own project was well put and a chastening reminder: ‘the real problem of the project as a whole, which is that people’s questions are not answered by the existing distribution of the educational curriculum, can be forgotten’ (1989b:159). Speaking at the 1986 conference of the Association for Cultural Studies, Williams urged upon his audience the paramount task of contesting the new educational utilitarianism, ‘work experience’ and so forth, ‘a definition of industrial training which would have sounded crude in the 1860s’ (1989b:160).

There is no retreat into some primordial haven in a rapidly changing world. This relates to the second fault in McRobbie’s argument, her misrepresentation of the work of such writers as Jameson and Harvey, who do indeed rearticulate economics and culture but not in the crudely reductionist, or ‘reflectionist’, manner which she suggests. I shall explain why when considering their work and its implications for cultural studies in Chapter 6. NOTES 1 2 Michael Schudson (1987) has also discussed populist ‘sentiment’ in communication and cultural studies but much more pejoratively than I do here.

There are two main faults in McRobbie’s argument: a slippage and a misrepresentation. The first is to do with her own position, which I believe, and aim to show in Chapter 3, is itself rooted in cultural populism—not in my vocabulary a term of abuse. Her critique of an undialectical consumptionist perspective is incisive. Like Sinbad, however, McRobbie wants to lure the genie back into the bottle but, unlike Sinbad, she can’t do it. There is no retreat into some primordial haven in a rapidly changing world.

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