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Doing Cultural Theory
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Doing Cultural Theory

by David Walton
 

ISBN-10: 085702485X

ISBN-13: 9780857024855

Pub. Date: 06/29/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Doing Cultural Theory is a textbook and a toolkit that teaches the basics of cultural theory, unpacks its complexities with real-life examples, and shows readers how to link theory and practice.Other textbooks only show how others have analyzed and interpreted the world. This book takes it a step further and teaches students step-by-step how to do cultural theory

Overview

Doing Cultural Theory is a textbook and a toolkit that teaches the basics of cultural theory, unpacks its complexities with real-life examples, and shows readers how to link theory and practice.Other textbooks only show how others have analyzed and interpreted the world. This book takes it a step further and teaches students step-by-step how to do cultural theory for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857024855
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/29/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Cultural Studies: A Brief Contextual History
Structuralism and the Linguistic Turn: Ferdinand de Saussure
Semiotics: Umberto Eco, Roland Barthes and Stuart Hall
Ideology: Marxism and Louis Althusser
Post-Structuralism: Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida
Doing Deconstruction: Techniques for Practice
Psychoanalysis: Jacques Lacan
Applying Lacan: Techniques for Feminist and other forms of Cultural Analysis
Discourse and Power: Michel Foucault
Gender and Sexuality: Judith Butler
The Postmodern Condition: Daniel Bell, Jean-François Lyotard and J rgen Habermas
Identity and Consumption: Jean Baudrillard
Postmodernism Unplugged: Fredric Jameson
Practising Cultural Studies: Hegemony and Cognitive Mapping
Where to Go from Here: Cognitive Mapping and the Critical Project of Cultural Studies

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