Unlocking social theory with popular culture: remixing theoretical influencers

Edited book

Bedford, Alison and Barnes, Naomi (ed.) 2021. Unlocking social theory with popular culture: remixing theoretical influencers. Springer.
Book Title

Unlocking social theory with popular culture: remixing theoretical influencers

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID3337
EditorsBedford, Alison and Barnes, Naomi
Number of Pages208
SeriesCritical Studies of Education
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2

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.

Keywordssocial theory, popular culture, philosophy, theoretical framework, language and literacy adult education, pop culture and social theory
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470207. Cultural theory
470527. Popular and genre literature
500321. Social and political philosophy
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Journal TitleSpringer International Publishing
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Education
Queensland University of Technology
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