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Cultural Change and Ordinary Life.

Author/Creator:
Longhurst, Brian.
Publication:
Buckingham : McGraw-Hill Education, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (148 pages)
Series:
UK Higher Education OUP Humanities and Social Sciences Sociology Ser.
UK Higher Education OUP Humanities and Social Sciences Sociology Ser.
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Subjects:
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Social change.
Social interaction.
Mass media and culture.
Globalization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This ground-breaking book offers a new approach to the understanding of everyday life, the media and cultural change. It explores the social pattern of ordinary life in the context of recent theories and accounts of social and cultural change. Brian Longhurst argues that our social and cultural lives are becoming increasingly audienced and performed and that activities in everyday life are changing due to the ever-growing importance and salience of the media. These changes involve people forging new ways of belonging, where among other things they seek to distinguish themselves from others. In Cultural Change and Ordinary Life, Longhurst evaluates changes in the media and ordinary life in the context of large-scale cultural change, especially with respect to globalization and hybridization, fragmentation, spectacle and performance, and enthusing or fan-like activities. He makes the case that analysis of the media has to be brought into a more thorough dialogue with other forms of research that have looked at social processes. Cultural Change and Ordinary Life is key reading for students and researchers of sociology, media studies, cultural studies and mass communication. Book jacket.
Contents:
Front Cover
Half title
Series Editors
Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Concepts and theories of everyday and ordinary life
The everyday
Ordinary life
Music, sound and ordinary life
Conclusion
Chapter 3 Changing ordinary life
Globalizing and hybridizing
Modernity, fragmentation and personal choice
Spectacularizing and performing
Enthusing
Conclusion
Chapter 4 Understanding and theorizing cultural change
Spectacle, performance and performativity
Audience positions
Research questions
Conclusion
Chapter 5 Globalizing, hybridizing and localizing: processes of elective belonging
Belonging
Globalizing
Scenes
Scence, performing, audiencing and elective belonging
Conclusion
Chapter 6 Imagining, performing and identifying: class, identity and culture
Class, culture and identity: a new agenda
Inscription, exchange, value and perspective
Morality, evaluation and ordinary life
Conclusion
Chapter 7 Distinguishing and connecting 1: capitals and the use of time
Time use
Social capital in Britain
Class and education: economic, cultural and social resources
Conclusion
Chapter 8 Distinguishing and connecting 2: the omnivore thesis
The omnivore thesis: early statements and key themes
The omnivore thesis: wider applications and development of explanations
Cultureal taste: qualitative consideration and modes of speech
Conclusion
Chapter 9 Enthusing
Processes of reception and sport
Theories of fandom
Place, space and the extended audience
Enthusing: diffusion and the self
Chapter 10 Conclusions
References
Index
Back Cover.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Longhurst, Brian Cultural Change and Ordinary Life
ISBN:
9780335234936
9780335221875
OCLC:
476134113