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From entertainment to citizenship: Politics and popular culture

John Street, Sanna Inthorn, and Martin Scott


The relationship between politics and popular culture is often seen to take one of two forms. Either popular culture is seen to disengage or pacify citizens; or it is portrayed as a source of political knowledge and expression. Such claims are rarely subjected to detailed scrutiny. From Entertainment to Citizenship is an attempt to make up this deficit by examining carefully how popular culture’s politics is understood and used. Focusing on the lives and experiences of 17-18 year olds in the UK, it explores the extent to which these young people use popular culture to think about and engage wi ... More

Keywords: Popular culture, Political engagement, Citizenship, Celebrity politicians, Politics, Popular music, Video games, Entertainment television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085383
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Street, author

Sanna Inthorn, author

Martin Scott, author