A Cultural Studies Reader: History, Theory, Practice / Edition 1

A Cultural Studies Reader: History, Theory, Practice / Edition 1

by Jessica Munns, Gita Rajan, Roger Bromley
     
 

Bringing together the most important theoretical work defining the role and practices of culture, this volume provides a historical overview of the field. It includes a wide range of texts from nineteenth-century thinkers and contemporary theorists such as Raymond Williams and Antonio Gramsci, enabling the reader to construct their own maps of cultural studies,

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Bringing together the most important theoretical work defining the role and practices of culture, this volume provides a historical overview of the field. It includes a wide range of texts from nineteenth-century thinkers and contemporary theorists such as Raymond Williams and Antonio Gramsci, enabling the reader to construct their own maps of cultural studies, criticism and debate. The book focuses on the central issues of cultural criticism in America and Britain. Writers from Britain, America, as well as Europe, Asia and Africa are represented, bringing the reader up to date with current issues such as post-colonialism and identity politics. Each section is introduced with a general description of the field, its contents and practitioners and contains a bibliographical summary of the writer's work. A discussion of the future development of cultural studies concludes the book and this contains original interviews with leading commentators Stuart Hall and J Hillis Miller.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582214118
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

  1. General Introduction
  2. The Nineteenth Century
  3. The Impact of European Theory
  4. Cultural Studies in Britain
  5. Cultural Studies in America
  6. Media Studies
  7. Race Studies
  8. Gender Studies
  9. Voice-overs: Definitions and Debates

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