Review of Popular Culture Genres: Theories and Texts (1992)

Arthur Asa Berger (writer).

Read in 2018.

An introduction to genre theory with an emphasis on film and TV.

Part of Garth S. Jowett’s Foundations of Popular Culture series. As such it is entry #2 following The Production of Culture: Media and the Urban Arts (1992), but the texts do not build upon one another.

A bit repetitive and inadequately critical of the disproportionately highlighted Oedipus complex hypothesis, but an admirably breezy read relative to its subject.

non-fiction text