Unlocking social theory with popular culture: remixing theoretical influencers

Bedford, Alison ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6708-9896 and Barnes, Naomi, eds. (2021) Unlocking social theory with popular culture: remixing theoretical influencers. Critical Studies of Education, 15. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-77010-5


Abstract

This book demonstrates how pop culture examples can be used to demystify complex social theory. It provides tangible, metaphorical examples that show that it is possible to 'do philosophy' rather than subscribe to a theorist by showing that each theorist intersects and overlaps with others. This book is embedded in the literary theory that tapping into background knowledge is a key step in helping people engage with new and difficult texts. It also acknowledges the important role of popular culture in developing comprehension. Using a choose your own adventure structure, this book not only shows students of social theory how various theories can be applied but also reveals the multitude of possible pathways theory provides for comprehending society.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 05:23
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 03:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: social theory, popular culture, philosophy, theoretical framework, language and literacy adult education, pop culture and social theory
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470207 Cultural theory
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470527 Popular and genre literature
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500321 Social and political philosophy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130203 Literature
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280119 Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47352

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