Beautiful Things in Popular Culture
Copyright © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Alan McKee
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405131902
Online ISBN: 9780470690994
About this Book
This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture.
- An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet pornography
- Brings together a series of accessible and engaging essays written by connoisseurs of various areas of popular culture
- Tackles the core question of how consumers make decisions about what is good popular culture and what is bad popular culture
- Offers an entertaining and educative read for academic readers as well as purveyors of culture; moving beyond a 'greatest hits' list of popular culture to debate broader issues.