9780415246569

Cultural Studies: A Critical Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415246569

  • ISBN10:

    0415246563

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

An Introduction to Cultural Studies is a wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to the history and theory of Cultural Studies from Leavisism, through the era of the CCCS, to the global nature of contemporary Cultural Studies. Each thematic section examines and explains a key topic within Cultural Studies. Sections include: Time Space Media and the Public Sphere Identity Sexuality and Gender Value

Author Biography

Simon During is Professor of English at the Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(2)
Part 1 The discipline 3(46)
1.1 Going global
5(9)
1.2 Enterprise culture
14(5)
1.3 Genres and genealogies
19(19)
1.4 Problems
38(11)
Part 2 Time 49(30)
2.1 The past: cultural history/cultural memory
51(10)
2.2 The present
61(8)
2.3 The future: policies and prophesies
69(10)
Part 3 Space 79(28)
3.1 Thinking globalisation
81(15)
3.2 The regional, national and local
96(11)
Part 4 Media and the public sphere 107(36)
4.1 Television
109(15)
4.2 Popular music
124(12)
4.3 The Internet and technoculture
136(7)
Part 5 Identity 143(26)
5.1 Debating identity
145(8)
5.2 Multiculturalism
153(8)
5.3 Race
161(8)
Part 6 Sexuality and gender 169(22)
6.1 Feminism's aftermath: gender today
171(12)
6.2 Queer culture
183(8)
Part 7 Value 191(23)
7.1 Culture high and low
193(15)
7.2 The nature of culture
208(6)
Conclusion 214(2)
Bibliography 216(17)
Index 233

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