Introducing Cultural Studies
Pearson/Longman, 2008 - Social Science - 347 pages
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.
Changes for this edition
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.
Brian Longhurst, Greg Smith, Gaynor Bagnall, Garry Crawford and Elaine Baldwin are in the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford. Miles Ogborn is in the Department of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. Scott McCracken is in the School of Humanities, Keele University
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Dr Matt Hills, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University