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Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Elaine Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317864592

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 364

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A rapidly changing world - in part driven by huge transformations in technology and mobility - means we all encounter shifting cultures, and new cultural and social interactions daily. Powerful forces such as consumption and globalization exert an enormous influence on all walks and levels of life across both space and time. Cultural Studies remains at the vanguard of consideration of these issues. This completely revised second edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories, debates and latest research in the field. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, it first considers cultural theory before branching out to examine different dimensions of culture in detail. Key features:Collaboratively authored by an interdisciplinary team, Closely cross-referenced between chapters and sections to ensure an integrated presentation of ideas. Figures, diagrams, cartoons and photographs help convey ideas and stimulate, Key Influence, Defining Concepts, and Extract boxes focus in on major thinkers, ideas and works, Examines culture along the dividing lines of class, race and gender, Weblinks and Further Reading sections encourage and support further investigation, Changes for this edition: Brand new chapter addresses how culture is researched and knowledge in cultural studies is produced. Brand new chapter on the Postmodernisation of Everyday Life. Includes hot topics such as globalization, youth subcultures, 'virtual' cultures, body modification, new media, technologically-assisted social networking and many more. This text will be core reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines - including Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, English, Geography, Sociology, and Social Studies - looking for a clear and comprehensible introduction to the field.

Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: David Walton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849204972

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"An outstanding entry level text aimed at those with little or no cultural studies knowledge... Innovative, creative and clever." - Times Higher Education "The ideal textbook for FE and first year HE cultural studies students. Its quality and character allow the reader to ‘feel’ the enthusiasm of its author which in turn becomes infectious, instilling in the reader a genuine sense of ebullient perturbation." - Art/Design/Media, The Higher Education Authority An introduction to the practice of cultural studies, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses. Full of practical exercises that will get students thinking and writing about the issues they encounter, this book offers its readers the conceptual tools to practice cultural analysis for themselves. There are heuristics to help students prepare and write projects, and the book provides plenty of examples to help students develop their own ideas. Written in a creative, playful and witty style, this book: Links key concepts to the key theorists of cultural studies. Includes a wide range of references of popular cultural forms. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of cultural studies. Includes pedagogical features, such as dialogues, graphs, images and recommended readings. The book's skills-based approach enables students to develop their creative skills, and shows students how to improve their powers of analysis generally. To listen to David Walton’s musical response to Adorno's famous essay on jazz, please visit Adorno: Jazz Perennial Fashion . This song accompanies pages 64 to 66 of the book together with a series of questions designed to get readers to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of Adorno's approach.

Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Brian Longhurst

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317426028

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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This updated, new edition of Introducing Cultural Studies provides a systematic and comprehensible introduction to the concepts, debates and latest research in the field. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, the authors first guide the reader through cultural theory before branching out to examine different dimensions of culture in detail – including globalisation, the body, geography, fashion, and politics. Incorporating new scholarship and international examples, this new edition includes: New and improved 'Defining Concepts', 'Key Influences', 'Example ', and 'Spotlight' features that probe deeper into the most significant ideas, theorists and examples, ensuring you obtain an in-depth understanding of the subject. A brand new companion website featuring a flashcard glossary, web links, discussion and essay questions to stimulate independent study. A new-look text design with over 60 pictures and tables draws all these elements together in an attractive, accessible design that makes navigating the book, and the subject, simple and logical. Introducing Cultural Studies will be core reading for Cultural Studies undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as an illuminating guide for those on Communication and Media Studies, English, Sociology, and Social Studies courses looking for a clear overview of the field.

Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Ziauddin Sardar

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 1874166986

Category: Culture

Page: 180

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This book traces the origins of cultural studies in Britain, and its dissemination in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, and South Aisa.

Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Elaine Baldwin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015046342773

Category: Education

Page: 504

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Cultural studies is a new way of engaging in the study of culture which has emerged from the overlapping interests of other disciplines, most notably anthropology, history, literary studies and sociology. This introductory text focuses on the core issues and problems in the study of culture.

Tools for Cultural Studies

Tools for Cultural Studies

Author: Tony Thwaites

Publisher:

ISBN: 0732919355

Category: Communication and culture

Page: 229

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An introductory textbook for tertiary courses in cultural studies, communications studies, and social semiotics. It aims to equip the student with the conceptual materials necessary for advanced undergraduate study in these fields. Where other textbooks in his area ask the student first to learn and then to apply a body of theoretical work, Tools for Cultural Studies begins by identifying a number of aspects found in actual situations of social sign use, and examines how these may be thought through in the most effective ways. Rather than treat its materials as elements of a single overall theory of communication, it develops a flexible set of conceptual tools for a practical analytic competence. As well as pointing out the complex nature of the social, it encourages a critical and inventive attitude to cultural theory itself.

The Cultural Studies Reader

The Cultural Studies Reader

Author: Simon During

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415374138

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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This third edition of this introduction to cultural studies includes 21 new articles, with increased coverage of theory and methodology, as well as added articles on new areas such as technology, science, globalisation and postcolonialism.

British Cultural Studies

British Cultural Studies

Author: Graeme Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134528332

Category: Art

Page: 268

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is a comprehensive introduction to the British tradition of cultural studies. Turner offers an accessible overview of the central themes that have informed British cultural studies: language, semiotics, Marxism and ideology, individualism, subjectivity and discourse. Beginning with a history of cultural studies, Turner discusses the work of such pioneers as Raymond Williams, Richard Hoggart, E. P.Thompson, Stuart Hall and the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. He then explores the central theorists and categories of British cultural studies: texts and contexts; audience; everyday life; ideology; politics, gender and race. The third edition of this successful text has been fully revised and updated to include: * How to apply the principles of cultural studies and how to read a text * An overview of recent ethnographic studies * Discussion of anthropological theories of consumption * Questions of identity and new ethnicities * How to do cultural studies, and an evaluation of recent research methodologies * A fully updated and comprehensive bibliography

Women's Studies and Culture

Women's Studies and Culture

Author: Rosemarie Buikema

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1856493121

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This major introduction to feminist cultural studies provides an important new synthesis of the feminist critique of culture. It also brilliantly reflects the interdisciplinary approach of cultural studies. The book opens with an exploration of the development of feminist academic practice and an overview of the full range of feminist theory. It includes full coverage of the equality/difference debate. Chapters then examine the impact of women's studies on linguistics, literary theory, popular culture, history, film theory, art history, theatre studies and musicology. Part two explores the politics, theories and methods of feminist study including psychoanalysis, black criticism, lesbian studies and semiotics. This book is essential reading for anyone who needs a lively and accessible explanation of how feminism has taken culture and its academic study by storm.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0131970682

Category: Culture

Page: 220

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In this 4th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition bull; bull;Extensively revised, rewritten and updated bull;Improved and expanded content throughout including: New chapter on psychoanalysis New section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern bull;Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: a reader bull;More illustrative diagrams and images bull;Fully revised, improved and updated companion website providing practice and extension promote further understanding of the study of cultural theory and popular culture The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects. John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including six books. The most recent book is called Inventing Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2003). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian. He is a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan and Wuhan.

Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture

Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture

Author: John Storey

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112103478423

Category: Art

Page: 192

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The book presents an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods which have been used to study contemporary popular culture. Doing this, it also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organised around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form and presents a critical overview of the methodology for the actual study of popular culture. Individual chapters cover topics such as television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines, popular music, consumption (television, fan culture and shopping), and the culture of globalisation. For students new to the field, the book provides instantly usable theories and methods; for those more familiar with the procedures and politics of cultural studies, the book provides a succinct and accessible overview.