Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
An Introduction

John Storey
Fourth Edition

A leading cultural studies textbook-now revised and updated

In this new edition of his widely adopted Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. Like previous editions, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of, and various approaches to, popular culture.

New to this edition:

  • Extensively revised, rewritten, and updated
  • Improved and expanded content throughout including a new chapter on psychoanalysis and a new section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern
  • Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader
  • More illustrative diagrams and images
  • Fully revised, improved, and updated companion web site

    Ideal for courses in:

    • cultural studies
    • media studies
    • communication studies
    • sociology of culture
    • popular culture
    • visual studies
    • cultural criticism
Page count: 208 pp.
Trim size: 7.44 x 9.685


List price: $24.95

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John Storey is a professor of cultural studies and director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, England. He is also a visiting professor at the universities of Henan and Wuhan in China. Storey has published widely in cultural studies; his six books include Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture (Georgia). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.