Introducing Cultural Studies

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Totem Books, Mar 16, 1994 - Social Science - 176 pages
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Cultural studies can't be described simply as a new "discipline". It's a whole new critical approach, incorporating methods from a wide range of academic fields. Cultural studies provide us with new means for understanding racial, national, sexual and gender identities. Breaking from traditional academic approaches, it draws on everything from Moby Dick to Melrose Place to help us understand our culture.

This book traces the origins of cultural studies in Britain, and its dissemination in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, and South Asia. Introducing Cultural Studies covers the ground from Gramsoi to Raymond Williams, post-colonial discourse to the politics of the diaspora, feminism to queer theory, techno-culture, the media and globalization.

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User Review  - Timothy - Goodreads

Since I'm studying a Cultural Studies subject this semester, this was a pretty helpful overview and I was able to use a fair bit of it. Read full review

Review: Introducing Cultural Studies (Introducing Series)

User Review  - Budi Kurniawan - Goodreads

A concise book introducing cultural studies. The information is concise and straightforward, although the use of the comics is rather distracting, but maybe it's also an additional touch that shows the blurry nature of this discipline. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Ziauddin Sardar is Professor of Science Policy at Middlesex University and consulting editor of Futures magazine.

Van Loon, the Suffolk-based artist and designer has, over the years, freelanced for numerous community and mainstream magazines.

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