To start with, I’m not even sure I would continue to call popular cultural studies the study of the culture of the working class, and my reluctance to do so underlies my entire argument about what is the current status of the mass and the pop. The culture studies of the 1970s, with its focus on the working class, is not truly adequate to explain the ways in which culture is experienced and produced in modern American society.
The editors of the Popular Culture Studies Journal are happy to announce the release of Vol. 7 No. 1 that features editorials on “why popular culture matters,” seven original…… Read more “Why Popular Culture Matters (PCSJ 7/1)”
For this special episode of The Pop Culture Lens, Christopher J. Olson (Seems Obvious to Me) and I address a question: are representations of mental health issues in…… Read more “The Pop Culture Lens on Mental Health”
Christopher Olson (of the blog Seems Obvious to Me) and I present a new podcast, The Pop Culture Lens, where we discuss the media of the past…… Read more “The Pop Culture Lens Podcast Goes Live!”
I think I have now determined what my main research trajectory will be, and I wanted to take the opportunity to organize these thoughts to provide the…… Read more “On Transgressing Audiencehood: Web 2.0, Interactivity, and Becoming What We’ve Always Been”