Description : Written for students wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions, this text contains essays covering major methods and theories, and takes account of changes in the field with articles on areas such as technology and science and globalization.
Description : The first edition of The Cultural Studies Reader established itself as the leading textbook in the field, providing the ideal introduction for students to this exciting and influential discipline. This expanded second edition offers: * 38 essays including 18 new articles* an editor's preface succinctly introducing each article* comprehensive coverage of every major cultural studies method and theory* an updated account of recent changes in the field* articles on new areas such as science and cyberculture, globalization, postcolonialism, public spheres and cultural policy* a fully revised introduction and an extensive guide to further reading.
Description : From the time that the infant colonies broke away from the parent country to the present day, narratives of U.S. national identity are persistently configured in the language of childhood and family. In The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, contributors address matters of race, gender, and family to chart the ways that representations of the child typify historical periods and conflicting ideas. They build on the recent critical renaissance in childhood studies by bringing to their essays a wide range of critical practices and methodologies. Although the volume is grounded heavily in the literary, it draws on other disciplines, revealing that representations of children and childhood are not isolated artifacts but cultural productions that in turn affect the social climates around them. Essayists look at games, pets, adolescent sexuality, death, family relations, and key texts such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the movie Pocahontas; they reveal the ways in which the figure of the child operates as a rich vehicle for writers to consider evolving ideas of nation and the diverse role of citizens within it.
Description : "Brings together some of the best examples of the work on emotions in cultural studies and related disciplines. This book differentiates between theoretical traditions and ways of understanding emotion in relation to culture, subjectivity and power, mapping an academic territory and providing an overview of cultural studies and studies of emotion."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : This compilation opens up primary sources for the exploration of cultural studies, including race and gender studies and media studies. Selections include: Matthew Arnold, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Frederick Douglass, Walter Benjamin, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Germaine Greer, James Clifford, Jean Seaton, Lawrence Grossberg, Cornell West, Paul Gilroy, Richard Johnson, Henry Giroux, and Stuart Hall.
Description : Whether used on its own or in conjunction with Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, this reader is a theoretical, analytical, and historical introduction to the study of popular culture within cultural studies. The readings cover the culture and civilization tradition, culturalism, structuralism and poststructuralism, Marxism, feminism, and postmodernism, as well as current debates in the study of popular culture. New to this edition: Four new readings by Stuart Hall, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Judith Butler, and Savoj Žižek Fully revised general and section introductions that contextualize and link the readings with key issues in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction Fully updated bibliography Ideal for courses in: cultural studies media studies communication studies sociology of culture popular culture visual studies cultural criticism
Description : Essays by intellectuals and specialists in Latin American cultural studies that provide a comprehensive view of the specific problems, topics, and methodologies of the field vis-a-vis British and U.S. cultural studies.
Description : Cultural studies has emerged as a major force in the analysis of cultural systems and their relation to social power. "Rather than being interested in television or architecture or pinball machines themselves - as industrial or aesthetic structures - cultural studies tends to be interested in the way such apparatuses work as points of concentration of social meaning, as 'media' (literally)", according to John Frow and Meaghan Morris. Here, two of Australia's leading cultural critics bring together work that represents a distinctive national tradition, moving between high theory and detailed readings of localized cultural practices. Ethnographic audience research, cultural policy studies, popular consumption, "bad" aboriginal art, landscape in feature films, style, form and history in TV miniseries, and the intersections of tourism with history and memory - these are among the topics addressed in a landmark volume that cuts across myriad traditional disciplines.
Description : This is a core introduction to the most innovative and influential writings to have shaped and defined the relations between language, culture and cultural identity.
Description : This book of readings gathers together some of the most influential contributions that reflect on the relationship between culture and development.