Douglas Kellner

Media Culture

1995 (First Published)

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Credits
Author Douglas Kellner
Cover/Jacket Design by Terry Foley
Cover/Jacket Design by Jonathon S. Epstein
Cover/Jacket Design by Margaret J. Epstein
First Published by Routledge
Publisher Routledge
Copyright Holder Douglas Kellner
Typeset by Michael Mepham
Printed and Bound by Biddles Ltd
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Date
First Published 1995
Reprinted 1995
Reprinted 1996
Reprinted 1997
Reprinted 1998
Reprinted 2000
Reprinted 2001
Reprinted 2002
Reprinted 2003
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0-415-10570-6
Barcode 9 780415 105705
Format Paperback
Publication Location London, Great Britain; New York, NY, USA
Genre
Page Count / Font 357 pages / Times
Language English
Chapters INTRODUCTION
Media culture and society
Cultural studies and social theory
Acknowledgements

Part I Theory/context/methods

1 THEORY WARS AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Theory wars
Approaches to cultural studies
The Frankfurt School
British cultural studies and its legacy
A postmodern cultural studies?
Notes

2 MEDIA CULTURE, POLITICS, AND IDEOLOGY: FROM REAGAN TO RAMBO
Ideology and media culture: critical methods
Rambo and Reagan
Top Gun: Reaganite wet dream
To the Gulf War!
Notes

3 FOR A CULTURAL STUDIES THAT IS CRITICAL, MULTICULTURAL, AND MULTIPERSPECTIVAL
For a critical multiculturalism
Toward a multiperspectival cultural studies
Toward a contextual cultural studies
Ideology and utopia
Hegemony, counterhegemony, and deconstruction
Paltoon: a diagnostic critique
Notes

Part II Diagnostic critique and cultural studies
4 SOCIAL ANXIETY, CLASS, AND DISAFFECTED YOUTH
Poltergeists, gender, and class in the Age of Reagan and Bush
Diagnostic critique: from Poltergeist to Slackers and Beavis and Butt-Head
Notes

5 BLACK VOICES FROM SPIKE LEE TO RAP
The films of Spike Lee
Rap and black radical discourse
Resistance, counterhegemony, and everyday life
Notes

6 READING THE GULF WAR: PRODUCTION/TEXT/RECEPTION
Disinformation and the production of news
The media propaganda war
Warrior nation
Some concluding reflections
Notes

Part III Media culture/identities/politics

7 TELEVEISION, ADVERTISING, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF POSTMODERN IDENTITIES
Identity in postmodern theory
Advertising images
Situating the postmodern
Notes

8 MADONNA, FASHION, AND IMAGE
Fashion and identity
The Madonna phenomenon
Madonna between the modern and the postmodern
Notes

9 MAPPING THE PRESENT FROM THE FUTURE: FROM BAUDRILLARD TO CYBERPUNK
From Baudrillard to cyberpunk
Necromancer and the Baudrillardian vision
Mapping the future; illuminating the present
Literature, social theory, and politics
Notes

CONCLUSION: FROM THE FUTURE BACK TO THE PRESENT
Critical media pedagogy
Media and cultural activism
Media and cultural politics
Notes

References
Index
Notes Cover montage: Jonathon S. Epstein and Margaret J. Epstein for The Web.

First published 1995 by Routledge, London
Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge, New York, NY

Reprinted 1998 (twice), 2000 (twice)

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