411 outline 9 - Caitlin Lovey Mark Steensland Comm 411...

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Caitlin Lovey Mark Steensland Comm 411 October 22, 2007 Chapter 9 Outline A. A Paradigm Crisis in Cultural Studies? 1. Jim McGuigan defines cultural populism as ‘the intellectual assumption, made by some students of popular culture, that the symbolic experiences, and practices of ordinary people are more important analytically and politically than Culture with a capital C’ 2. Nicholas Garnham states that ‘the project of cultural studies can only be successfully pursued if the bridge with political economy is rebuilt’ 3. Consumption in cultural studies has vastly overestimated the power of consumers, by failing to keep in view the ‘determining’ role production plays in limiting the possibilities of consumption 4. Cultural studies is accused of failing to situate consumption within the ‘determining’ conditions of production 5. There are no longer absolutist criteria of judgment. What is good and what is bad is now open to dispute. B. The Cultural Field
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course COMM 411 taught by Professor Steensland,markh during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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