Here you will find pdf versions of Weekly Power Points/Notes/Recordings/Seminar Complete Module Outline Link: Module guide MECS2033 2019 to 2020 semester 1
Week 12: Religion and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Religion and Popular Culture
- Brief Notes: Religion and Popular Culture Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Religion and Popular Culture
- Reading Link: Sakal, G. J. (2003) No Big Win: Themes of Sacrifice, Salvation and Redemption IN J. B. South, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy. Illinois, Open Court. (see pp.250-251)
- Reading Link: Morris, T. (2006) God, the Devil and Matt Murdock IN T. Morris and M. Morris, Superheroes and Philosophy. Illinois, Open Court. (see pp.45-46).
- Audio Recording: Religion-and-popular-culture
Week 11: Death and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Death and Harry Potter
- Brief Notes: 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 pp. 39-44).
- Audio Recording: Death and popular culture
Week 10: Researching Social Media
- PowerPoint: Social Media Research
- Brief Notes: Social media research
- Seminar Tasks: Social Media Research
- Reading Link: Clarke, V. and Braun, V. (2017) Thematic Analysis, The Journal of Positive Psychology. Vol. 12 (3), pp. 297-298.
- Reading Link: Clarke, V. and Braun, V. (2013) Teaching Thematic Analysis. The Psychologist. Vol. 26(2), pp. 120-123 (see pp. 120-121).
- Audio Recording: Social media research and methods
Week 9: Social Media and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Social media and popular culture
- Brief Notes: Social media notes
- Seminar Tasks: Social media and questions
- Reading Link: Wardle, C. and Derakshan, 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: Fuchs, C. (2012) The Political Economy of Privacy on Facebook. Television and New Media. Vol. 13(2), pp.139-159. (see pp.155-156)
- Audio Recording: Social media and Popular Cultures
Week 7: Climate Change and Popular Culture (Prof. Parham)
- PowerPoint: Climate Change and Popular Culture
- Reading Link: Ingram, D. (2009) Four Recent Books on Ecocriticism and Film and Television, Green Letters, Studies in Ecocriticism, Vol. 10(1), pp. 78-84
Week 6: Globalisation and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: week 6 globalisation and popular culture
- Notes: Week 6 Globalisation and popular culture Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Week 6 Globalisation and Popular Culture
- Reading Link: Fung, Y. H. (2013) Asian Popular Culture. The Global Dis(continuity), Oxon, Routledge (see pp. 6-16)
- Audio Recording: Cultural globalisation and popular culture
Week 5: Geopolitics and Popular Culture
- PowerPoint: Geopolitics and identity
- Notes: Geopolitics and Identity student notes
- Seminar Tasks: Geopolitics and identity and representations
- Reading Link: Dittmer, J. & Bos, D. (2019) Popular Culture, Geopolitics and Identity. Plymouth, Rowman and Littlefield (see pp. 91-2//pp.150-1//pp.162-3//189-90)
- Reading Link: Dittmer, J. (2010) Popular Culture, Geopolitics and Identity, Plymouth, Rowman & Littlefield (see pp.131-2)
- Audio Recording: Geopolitics pop culture and identity
Week 4: Interviews, Questionnaires, Focus groups
- PowerPoint: Interviews questionnaires & focus groups
- Notes: Interviews notes and Questionnaires Notes and Focus groups
- Seminar Tasks: Interviews questionnaires and Focus group SEMINAR
- Reading Link: Stokes, J (2013) How to do Media & Cultural Studies, London, Sage (Interviews pp,100-103; Questionnaires pp.180-185; Focus groups pp.187-191)
- Audio Recording: interviews and questionnaires and focus groups
- Video Recording: Interviews
Week 3: Subcultures and Fan Cultures
- PowerPoint: Week 3 Sub cultures, sports and identities
- Notes: Subcultures and fandom
- Seminar Tasks: Subcultures and fandom
- Reading Link: Dittmer, J. & Bos, D. (2019) Popular Culture, Geopolitics & Identity. London: Rowman & Littlefield (see pp.145-149)
- Reading Link: Wallerstein, A. (2016) Q Scores Faceoff, Variety, Los Angeles, Vol.332, Iss. 15:58, June 21.
- Audio Recording:Subcultures and Sport subcultures and identity and Fan cultures/fandom
Week 2: Habitus and Materiality re Pop Culture
- PowerPoint: Week 2 Values taste , pop culture & Materiality
- Notes: Habitus, taste and values notes and Materiality and pop culture NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Materiality and pop culture and Habitus
- Reading Link: Habitus: Giles, J. & Middleton, T. (2008) Studying Culture. Oxford: Blackwell (see pp.252-255) AND Barker, C. (2004) The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies. London: Sage (see Habitus, p,.81).
- Reading Link: Materiality: See Bovone, L. (2012) Fashion, Identity and Social Actors in A.M. Gonzalez & L, Bovone (Eds.) Identities through Fashion. London, Berg. (see pp.71-78).
- Audio Recordings: habitus and Materiality and popular culture
Week 1: Popular Cultures/ Circuit of Culture
- PowerPoint: week 1 Popular culture PowerPoint and Circuit of culture
- Notes: What is Popular Culture Notes and Circuit of Culture
- Seminar Tasks:Circuit of culture poster task and Definitions of Identity questions and General questions re circuit of culture
- Reading Link: Chen, Y. & Li, S.X. (2009) Group Identity and Social Preferences. The American Economic Review. Vol. 99(1), pp. 431-457 (see especially pp.431-432).
- Reading Link: Barker, C. (2004) The Sage Dictionary Of Cultural Studies. London: Sage. (see page 22 Circuit of Culture)
- Audio Recording and: popular cultures and Circuit of Culture focusing on representation, consumption, production
- Video Recording: https://youtu.be/1_rVKYQlVUg