Beautiful Things in Popular Culture

Beautiful Things in Popular Culture

Editor(s): Alan McKee

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405131902

Online ISBN: 9780470690994

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690994

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.

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