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Cultural Studies: An Anthology is a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary essays in the diverse field of cultural studies. It is designed for classroom use in a variety of settings and departments, from communications and film studies to literature and anthropology. With an international scope and interdisciplinary approach, this book represents the diversity, depth, and leading scholarship of this complex field.

  • A blockbuster anthology bringing together classic and contemporary essays in the fragmented field of cultural studies
  • Takes an international and interdisciplinary approach, representing the diversity, depth, and leading scholarship of this complex field
  • Offers a range of important perspectives on key topics, including policy, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, identity, visual culture, and diaspora
  • Provides an overview of the history of the discipline, and argues for better placement of cultural studies within the academy
  • Designed for classroom use in a variety of settings and departments, from communications and film studies to literature and anthropology, contextualizing essays with helpful introductory material and extensive bibliographic citations
  • Michael Ryan is an internationally renowned academic and author; he is supported here by an global advisory board of leading scholars
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Editorial Reviews

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"The book includes excellent writing from both foundational figures such as Louis Althusser and Stuart Hall." (Choice, November 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405145770
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/23/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1384
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Ryan is co-editor (with Amitava Kumar) of Politics and Culture: An International Review of Books. He was the founder of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) and served as Director of the organization for five years. His books include Marxism and Deconstruction, Politics and Culture, Camera Politica, An Introduction to Film Analysis, Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction, and Literary Theory: An Anthology.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements to Sources.

Part I: Policy & Industry.

1. Battle of the Global Paradigms (Michele Hilmes).

2. Ownership, Organisation, and Cultural Work (David Hesmondhalgh).

3. The World Wide Web and the Corporate Media System (Robert McChesney).

4. Identifying a Policy Hierarchy: Communication Policy, Media Industries, and Globalization (Alison Beale).

5. The Rhetoric of Culture: Some Notes on Magazines, Canadian Culture, and Globalization (Imre Szeman).

Part II: Place, Space, Geography.

6. Metaphors to Live by: Landscapes as Systems of Reproduction (Don Mitchell).

7. Hegemony, Ideology, Pleasure: Blackpool (Tony Bennett).

8. City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (Mike Davis).

9. Grids of Difference: Place and Identity Formation (Geraldine Pratt).

10. Cosmopolitan De-scriptions: Shanghai and Hong Kong (Ackbar Abbas).

11. An Occupied Place (Kathleen C. Stewart).

Part III: Gender & Sexuality.

12. Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions (Judith Butler).

13. Missing Subjects: Gender, Power, and Sexuality in Merchant Banking (Linda McDowell and Gillian Court).

14. Horror and the Monstrous Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection (Barbara Creed).

15. Japanese Queerscapes: Global/Local Intersections on the Internet (Mark McClelland).

16. Get Real! Cultural Relevance and Resistance to the Mediated Feminine Ideal (Lisa Duke).

Part IV: Ideologies.

17. The German Ideology (Karl Marx and Friedriech Engels).

18. Ideology (Louis Althusser).

19. Interpellation (John Fiske).

20. Becoming Dagongmei: Politics of Identities and Differences (Pun Ngai).

21. The Ideology and Discourse of Modern Racism (Teun van Dijk).

22. 9/11 and the Jihad Tradition (Sohail H. Hashmi).

23. The Ontology of Everyday Distraction: The Freeway, the Mall, and Television (Margaret Morse).

24. Nichemarketing the Apocalypse: Violence as Hard-Sell (Ann Burlein).

Part V: Rhetoric & Discourse.

25. The Rhetoric of Hitler's "Battle" (Kenneth Burke).

26. Public Speech, Dance, Jokes, and Song (John D.H. Downing).

27. Thinking About the End of the World with Conservative Protestants (Mark Hulsether).

28. The Rumor Bomb: American Mediated Politics as Pure War (Jayson Harsin).

29. Talkin' Tupac: Speech Genres and the Mediation of Cultural Knowledge (George Kamberelis and Greg Dimitriadis).

Part VI: Ethnicity.

30. What is Race? (Richard Lewontin, Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

31. The Crisis of "Race" and Raciology (Paul Gilroy).

32. What is to be Gained by Looking White People in the Eye? Culture, Race, and Gender in Cases of Sexual Violence (Sherene Razack).

33. Fiaca and Veron-ismo (Grant Farred).

Part VII: Identity, Lifestyle, Subculture.

34. Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Dick Hebdige).

35. The Goth Scene and (Sub) Cultural Substance (Paul Hodkinson).

36. "Why Don't You Act Your Color?": Preteen Girls, Identity, and Popular Music (Pamela J. Tracy).

37. Elements of Vogue (Marcos Becquer and José Gatti).

38. In Our Angelhood: Rave as Counterculture and Spiritual Revolution (Simon Reynolds).

39. Lowrider Style: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Scale (Ben Chappell).

40. Purity and Danger (Stephen Duncombe).

Part VIII: Consumer Culture & Fashion Studies.

41. Theories of Consumer Culture (Mike Featherstone).

42. Mythologies (Roland Barthes).

43. Fashion, Culture and the Construction of Identity (Elizabeth Niederer and Rainer Winter).

44. …And Then There Was Shopping (Sze Tsung Leong).

45. Does Cultural Capital Structure American Consumption? (Douglas B. Holt).

46. Julia Learns to Shop (Sharon Zukin).

47. Fashion as a Culture Industry (Angela McRobbie).

48. Tommy Hilfiger and the Age of Mass Customization (Paul Smith).

49. Constructing Purity: Bottled Water and the Commodification of Nature (Andy Opel).

Part IX: Music.

50. Just a Girl? Rock Music, Feminism, and the Cultural Construction of Female Youth (Gayle Wald).

51. Some Anti-Hegemonic Aspects of African Popular Music (John Collins).

52. Desert Dreams, Media, and Interventions in Reality: Australian Aboriginal Music (Marcus Breen).

53. Ubiquitous Listening (Anahid Kassabian).

54. The Nature/Technology Binary Opposition Dismantled in the Music of Madonna and Björk (Charity Marsh and Melissa West).

55. Characterizing Rock Music Culture: The Case of Heavy Metal (Will Straw).

56. "Represent": Race, Space, and Place in Rap Music (Murray Forman).

Part X: Media Studies.

57. Encoding, Decoding (Stuart Hall).

58. Heliography: Journalism and the Visualization of Truth (John Hartley).

59. The Cultural Politics of News Discourse (Stuart Allan).

60. Images of Citizenship on Television News: Constructing a Passive Public (Justin Lewis, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, and Sanna Inthorn).

61. Unhemleich Maneuver: Self-Image and Identificatory Practice in Virtual Reality Environments (Alice Crawford).

62. The Phenomenon of Lara Croft (Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky).

Part XI: Visual Culture.

63. From Missile Gap to the Culture Gap: Modernism in the Fallout from Sputnik (David Howard).

64. Nostalgia, Myth, and Ideology: Visions of Superman at the End of the "American Century" (Ian Gordon).

65. Camera and Eye (Kaja Silverman).

66. Re-Writing "Reality": Reading the Matrix (Russell J.A. Kilbourn).

67. Jackie Chan and the Black Connection (Gina Marchetti).

68. Stories and Meanings (Sue Thornham and Tony Purvis).

69. Teaching Us to Fake It: The Ritualized Norms of Television's "Reality" Games (Nick Couldry).

Part XII: Audience, Performance, Celebrity.

70. Theories of Consumption in Media Studies (David Morley).

71. Reading the Romance (Janice Radway).

72. The Cinematic Apparatus and the Construction of the Film Celebrity (P. David Marshall).

73. Fan Cultures: Between 'Fantasy' and 'Reality' (Matt Hills).

74. Is Elvis a God? Cult, Culture, and Questions of Method (John Frow).

75. Serial Killing for Beginners (Mark Seltzer).

Part XIII: Transnationality, Diaspora, Post-Coloniality.

76. The Riot of Englishness: Migrancy, Nomadism, and the Redemption of the Nation (Ian Baucom).

77. The Economy of Appearances (Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing).

78. Francophonie and the National Airwaves: A History of Television in Senegal (Jo Ellen Fair).

79. Discrepant Intimacies: Popular Cultural Flows in East Asia (Koichi Iwabuchi).

80. Contemporary Approaches to the Arts (Greg Dimitradis and Cameron McCarthy).

81. Conceptualizing East Asian Popular Culture (Chua Beng Huat).

82. Introduction to the Study of Popular Cultures (Néstor García Canclini).

83. Brazilian Culture: Nationalism by Elimination (Roberto Schwarz).


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