Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture
In this volume Andrew and Art coordinate and smartly contribute to the advancement of popular culture scholarship. Their text reminds readers in vivid fashion that popular culture in all of its iterations is both pervasive and persuasive. Pop culture serves as THE most significant resource that citizens of our polymediated world use to construct and understand the fluid and fragmented realities (in both progressive and repressive ways) that comprise their everyday lives. The individual chapters provide beautifully written, rich examples of critical and interpretive analysis that Communication scholars and scholars-in-training will find engaging, thought provoking, and worthy of emulating. As an ethnographer and interpretive scholar, how various contributors addressed a wide range of research questions inspired me to think differently about what I consider when I operate in the liminal space between data and local cultural understandings. (Robert L. Krizek, Saint Louis University)
"Working at the intersection of organizational studies and autoethnography, this book explores the ability of autoethnographic and personal narrative approaches to generate important, innovative, and empowering understandings of difference, discourses, and identities, while attending to the various powerful dynamics that are at play in organizations. These are stories of work, at work, and help to finally bring theory and direct exemplars together."