Here you will find pdf versions of Weekly Power Points/Notes/Recordings/Seminar Complete Module Outline: Module guide MECS2031 2017 to 2018
Week 13: Talk on topics for your Independent Research Project (Dissertation)
- Gender talk PowerPoint: week 13 Gender talk
- Gender talk Notes: week 13 Gender talk
- Gender talk: reading Link: Holland, G. and Tiggemann, M. (2017) Strong Beats Skinny Every Time: Disordered Eating and Compulsive Exercise in Women who post Fitspiration on Instagram. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Vol. 50(1), pp. 76-79.
- Gender Talk Seminar Tasks: Week 13 Gender talk
- Video Recording Gender theory:
Week 12: Globalisation and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Gobalisation and popular culture
- Notes: Globalisation and popular culture Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Discussion based on the reading (Handout)
- Reading Link: Fung, Y.H. (2013) Asian Popular Culture. The Global Dis(continuity), Oxon, Routledge (see pages 6-16)
- Audio Recording: Globalisation and Popular Culture
Week 11: Social Media and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: week 11 Social media
- Notes: Week 11 Social media notes
- Seminar Tasks: Social media and questions
- Reading Link 1: Wardle, C. and Derakhshan, H. (2017) How did the news go Fake? When the media went social. The Guardian [Online]. Available at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/10/fake-news-social-media-current-affairs-approval [Accessed 15th November 2017].
- Reading Link 2: Fuchs, C. (2012) The political economy of privacy on Facebook.Television & New Media. Vol. 13(2), pp. 139-159. Read the Conclusion (pp.155-156).
- Audio Recording: Social media and Popular Culture
Week 10: Taste and Popular Culture/Geopolitics and Identity
- PowerPoints: Values taste and pop culture and Geopolitics
- Notes:Habitus, taste and values brief notes and Geopolitics and identity Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Culture class and taste and geopolitics & identity
- Reading Link: Giles, J. & Middleton, J. (2008) Studying Culture, Oxford, Blackwell. See pages 252-255.
- Reading Link: Dittmer, J. (2010) Popular Culture. Geopolitics and Identity. Plymouth, Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 40-45.
- Audio Recording: bourdieu and taste and class and Geopolitics
Week 9: Reality television and Baudrillard
- PowerPoint: Reality television and Baudrillard final
- Notes: Baudrillard & reality television Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Reality television and ideas
- Reading Link: Longhurst et al. (2016) Introducing Cultural Studies. London, Routledge. See pages 3990-400 for ideas on Baudrillard
- Reading Handout: Barker, C. and Jane, E. A. (2016) Cultural Studies, Theory and Practice, London, Sage, pp.425-428.
- Audio Recording: Reality-television-and-baudrillard
Week 8: Materiality and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Material culture and Popular cultures
- Notes: Materiality and popular culture and film NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: materiality and popular culture
- Reading Link:Bovone, L. (2012) Fashion, Identity and Social Actors in A.M. Gonzalez (Eds.) Identities through Fashion. London, Berg pp. 71-79.
- Audio Recording: Materiality and popular culture
Week 7: Love and Stoicism, Death, Harry Potter and Disney
- PowerPoint: Love and Stoicism and Death and Harry Potter
- Notes: Love and stoicism notes and Death and Harry Potter notes
- Seminar Tasks: Death seminar
- Reading Link: Laderman, G. (2000) The Disney Way of Death. Journal of American Academy of Religion. Vol. 68(1), pp. 27-46 (see especially pages 39-44)
- Audio Recording: love-stoicism-and-katniss and death and popular culture
Week 6: Worcester Week
Week 5: Religion and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Religion and Popular Culture
- Notes: Religion and Popular Culture Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Religion and Popular Culture
- Reading Link: Morris, T. (2006) God, the Devil and Matt Murdock, Superheroes and Philosophy, Illinois, Open Court. See pages 45-46 and 61.
- Readings: Other readings will be given as a handout.
- Audio Recording: Religion-and-popular-culture
Week 5: Fan Cultures
- PowerPoint: Fan cultures
- Notes: Fan Cultures Notes
- Useful Associated Reading: Crawford, G. (2004) Consuming Sport, Fans, Sport and Culture.
- Audio Recording: fandom and Fan Cultures
Week 4: Interviews, Questionnaires and Focus groups
- PowerPoint: Interivews, focus groups & questionnaires
- Notes: Interviews notes and Questionnaires Notes and Focus Groups Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Week 4 Interviews questionnaires and Focus group SEMINAR
- Reading Link: Stokes, J. (2013) How to do Media and Cultural Studies. London, Sage. (See the relevant sections in this chapter)
- Audio Recording: interviews and questionnaires and focus groups
- Video Recording: Questionnaires
Week 3: Subcultures and identities.
- PowerPoint: Sub cultures, sports and identities
- Notes: Subcultures and sport & identity notes
- Seminar Tasks: Subcultures and the happiness industry
- Reading Link 1: Barker, C. (2004) The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies. London, Sage.See page 193 subcultures
- Reading Link 2: Barker, C. and Jane, E.A. (2016) Cultural Studies. Theory and Practice. London, Sage. See sections on post subcultures and whichever subcultures you are interested in (gaming, online, music etc.).
- Audio Recording: Subcultures-sport-and-identity
Week 3: Happiness Industry
- PowerPoint: The happiness Industry
- Notes: Week 3 Mindfulness and the happiness industry Notes
- Audio Recording: The happiness industry
Week 2: The circuit of culture: Production, Consumption, Representation and Identity
- PowerPoint: Production, Representation, consumption and Identities
- Notes: Production, Representation, Consumption and Identity
- Seminar Tasks: General questions relating to the circuit of culture
- Seminar Task A: Apply the circuit of culture to food
- Seminar Task B: Apply the circuit of culture to clothing
- Reading Link: Barker, C. (2004) The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies. London, Sage. (see page 22 Circuit of Culture)
- Audio Recording: Production consumption and representation & Identity
Week 1: Defining Popular Culture and Identity
- Power Point: Defining Popular Culture and Identity
- Notes: Defining Popular Culture and Identity
- Seminar Tasks: Popular culture and identity
- Reading Link: Barker, C. (2004) The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies.
London, Sage. See pages 147-148 (Popular Culture)
- Reading Link: Storey, J. (2012) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Harlow, Pearson (see pages 5-14).
- Audio Recording: popular cultures
- Audio Recording: Identities defined
- Video Recording: Link to Popular Cultures Video YouTube