Doing Cultural Studies
The Story of the Sony Walkman (Culture, Media and Identities Series)
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 160 pages|
|Other Information: ||facsimiles|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 28 November 1996|
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In recent years 'culture' has become a central concern in a wide range of fields and disciplines. This book introduces the main substantive and theoretical strands of this 'turn to culture' through the medium of a particular case study: that of the Sony Walkman. Using the example of the Walkman, the book indicates how and why cultural practices and institutions have come to play such a crucial part in our lives, and introduces some of the central ideas, concepts and methods of analysis involved in conducting cultural studies.
Table of Contents
Making Sense of the Walkman The Production of the Sony Walkman Designing the Walkman Articulating Production and Consumption Sony as a Global Firm Consuming the Walkman Regulating the Walkman Selected Readings
About the Author
Keith Negus entered higher education as a mature student, having spent many years playing keyboards and guitar in a variety of bands after leaving school. He gained a degree in Sociology from Middlesex Universit and then completed a PhD study of the acquisition, production and promotion of recording artists at SouthBank University. He subsequently taught at the Universities of Leicester and Puerto Rico and was based in the Department of Media and Communications prior to moving the Department of Music at Goldsmiths. He is Director of the Popular Music Research Unit, convenor of BMus Popular Music, convenor of the MA Music (Popular Music Research) and a coordinating editor of Popular Music (Cambridge University Press).
|Publisher: ||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||24.64 x 19.0 x 0.91 centimeters (0.40 kg)|