Popular Culture: A User's Guide, 4th Edition
Lead Author(s): Susie O'Brien, Imre Szeman
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Nelson - Popular Culture: A User’s Guide is an introduction to the critical study of popular culture. The authors aim to provide students with the analytical tools to understand everyday practices and their role both as consumers of and participants in popular culture. The authors believe that because of our common familiarity with popular culture, it is even more critical that we engage in reflection, exploration, and analysis. To that end, the text includes a large number of case studies, close-up boxes, and suggested activities that help students make connections and better understand and interpret the world around them. The fourth edition captures and reflects the many changes and developments in contemporary culture, while still maintaining its central focus of challenging students to examine the world around them.