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The first edition of The Cultural Studies Reader established itself as the leader in the field, providing the ideal introduction to this exciting and influential discipline. This expanded second edition offers a wider selection of essays covering every major

cultural studies method and theory, and takes account of recent changes in the field. There are added articles on new areas such as technology and science, globalization, postcolonialism and cultural policy, making The Cultural Studies Reader essential reading for anyone wanting

to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions.

Contributors: Ackbar Abbas, Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Roland Barthes, Tony Bennett, Lauren Berlant, Homi K. Bhabha, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Rey Chow, James Clifford, Michel de

Certeau, Teresa de Lauretis, Richard Dyer, David Forgacs, Michel Foucault, Nancy Fraser, Nicholas Garnham, Stuart Hall, Donna Haraway, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, Max Horkheimer, Eric Lott, Jean Francois Lyotard, Angela McRobbie, Meaghan Morris, Hamid Naficy, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross,

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Edward Soja, Gayatri Spivak, Peter Stallybrass, Carolyn Steedman, Will Straw, Michael Warner, Cornel West, Allon White, Raymond Williams.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Editor During ( Foucault and Literature , Routledge, 1992) highlights major issues, trends, and hypotheses critical to scholars of contemporary culture since the 1950s, when cultural studies emerged as an academic discipline. The 27 essays by Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Teresa de Lauretis, Michel Foucault, Michele Wallace, and Cornel West, among others, range from ethnicity, multiculturalism, and sexuality to theory and method. Comments and suggested readings accompany each essay, and a valuable introduction places the intellectual and political forces that have shaped cultural studies in their historical context. This volume will appeal to advanced students and scholars; recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in cultural studies and sociology.-- Charles L. Lumpkins, Bloomsburg Univ . Lib . , Pa.
Introduces students to the discipline with 38 essays, most edited from their original appearance for space and to clarify them for neophytes. During English, U. of Melbourne has updated his introduction from the 1993 edition, added 18 new articles, and expanded both the essay- specific and general bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Praise for the 3rd edition - 'a major collection of previously published work... It nevertheless continues to represent a collection of major work in and around the disciplinary intersections that the not-discipline of cultural studies likes to call home. Ultimately, this is one collection that's still worth having on your bookshelf.' - M/C-Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415137546
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: SECOND EDITION
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon During is a Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is the author of Cultural Studies: A Critical Introduction (2005); Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic (2004) and Foucault and Literature (1992).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception 29
3 Dominici, or the triumph of literature 44
4 On collecting art and culture 49
5 Upping the anti [sic] in feminist theory 74
6 Encoding, decoding 90
7 After objectivism 104
8 Negative images: towards a black feminist cultural criticism 118
9 History: geography: modernity 135
10 Walking in the city 151
11 Space, power and knowledge 161
12 Defining the postmodern 170
13 National-popular: genealogy of a concept 177
14 Questions of multiculturalism 193
15 The new cultural politics of difference 203
16 The popularity of pornography 221
17 Axiomatic 243
18 Entertainment and utopia 271
19 Bourgeois hysteria and the carnivalesque 284
20 Things to do with shopping centres 295
21 Advertising: the magic system 320
22 How can one be a sports fan? 339
23 From culture to hegemony 357
24 Characterizing rock music culture: the case of heavy metal 368
25 Listening otherwise, music miniaturized: a different type of question about revolution 382
26 Dallas and the ideology of mass culture 403
27 International image markets 421
28 The institutional matrix of romance 438
Bibliography 455
Index 468
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