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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Social Theory in Popular Culture

ISBN 9780230284982
Publication Date December 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Illuminating key themes of classical sociological texts, this book shows how the ideas of Marx, Durkheim or Weber can be explored by listening to music, reading about celebrities, or watching award-winning films. Providing a fresh way to explore social theory, the text clearly shows the continued relevance of classic ideas in the modern world.

LEE BARRON is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University. His main research interests are cultural theory, media and popular culture, and he has written extensively on issues of popular culture.

Marx and Music
Weber and Film
Durkheim and Celebrity
Simmel and Pop Fashion
Adorno and Reality Television
Feminism and Sport
Semiotics and Tattooing
Neoliberalism and Literature
Conclusion: Thinking, Watching, Listening and Reading Sociologically


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