What Is Cultural Studies?: A Reader


This edition brings together some of the top writers in the international field, and introduces the student to debates about the evolution of cultural studies, different strands within the subject, and future directions.

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This edition brings together some of the top writers in the international field, and introduces the student to debates about the evolution of cultural studies, different strands within the subject, and future directions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340652404
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

John Storey is at University of Sunderland.

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Table of Contents

Cultural studies: an introduction 1
1 The evolution of cultural studies ... 14
2 Cultural studies: two paradigms 31
3 The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 49
4 Overcoming resistance to cultural studies 61
5 What is cultural studies anyway? 75
6 British cultural studies and television 115
7 Banality in cultural studies 147
8 The future of cultural studies 168
9 The circulation of cultural studies 178
10 The problem of American cultural studies 187
11 Feminism and cultural studies 197
12 Discipline and vanish: feminism, the resistance to theory, and the politics of cultural studies 208
13 Pessimism, optimism, pleasure: the future of cultural studies 221
14 Culture and communication: towards an ethnographic critique of media consumption in the transnational media system 237
15 Feminism and cultural studies: pasts, presents, futures 255
16 Always already cultural studies: academic conferences and a manifesto 273
17 The Americanization of cultural studies 287
18 Black studies, cultural studies: performative acts 300
19 Putting policy into cultural studies 307
20 'It works for me': British cultural studies, Australian cultural studies, Australian film 322
21 Race, culture, and communications: looking backward and forward at cultural studies 336
22 Australian cultural studies 344
Bibliography 368
Index 381
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