The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies

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Dana L. Cloud
Oxford University Press, 2019 - Communication - 1984 pages
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies is a compendium of touchstone articles by prominent communication, rhetorical, and cultural studies scholars about topics of interest to scholars and critics of popular and political culture. Articles provide authoritative surveys of concepts such as rhetorical construction of bodies, Marxist, feminist, and poststructuralist traditions, materialisms, social movements, race and anti-racist critique, whiteness, surveillance and security, visual communication, globalization, social media and digital communication/cyberculture, performance studies, the post-human turn, critical organizational communication, public memory, gaming, cultural industries, colonialism and postcolonialism, The Birmingham and Frankfurt Schools, commodity culture, critical health culture studies, nation and identity, public spheres, psychoanalytic theory and methods, affect theory, anti-Semitism, queer studies, critical argumentation studies, diaspora, development, intersectionality, Islamophobia, subaltern studies, spatial studies, rhetoric and cultural studies, neoliberalism, critical pedagogy, urban studies, deconstruction, audience studies, labor, war, age studies, motherhood studies, popular culture, communication in the Global South, and more.

The three volume encyclopedia also surveys critical thinkers for cultural studies including Stuart Hall, Antonio Gramsci, Jesus Martin Barbero, Angela Davis, Ernesto Laclau, Raymond Williams, Giles Deleuze, Jurgen Habermas, Frantz Fanon, Chandra Mohanty, Gayatri Spivak, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Gloria Anzaldua, Paolo Freire, Donna Haraway, Georgio Agamben, Slavoj Zizek, W.E.B. DuBois, Sara Ahmed, Paul Gilroy, Enrique Dussel, Michael Warner, Lauren Berlant, Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Mignolo, Edward Said, Alain Badiou, Homi Bhabha, among others.

Each entry is distinguished by lists of key references and suggestions for further reading. The collection is sure to be a vital resource for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates seeking authoritative overviews of key concepts and people in communication and critical cultural studies.

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About the author (2019)

Dana L. Cloud is Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University, where she also serves as Director of Graduate Studies. She conducts research and publishes in the areas of critical cultural studies, critique of race, gender, and class in popular media, political communication, publics and counterpublics, social movements, and rhetorical and critical theory. In addition to numerous book chapters and scholarly articles, she is the author of three books, Control and Consolation in American Popular and Political Culture: Rhetorics of Therapy (Sage, 1998), We ARE the Union: Dissent and Democratic Unionism at Boeing (Illinois, 2011), and Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in US Political Culture (Ohio State, 2018). A longtime activist, she is a member of the International Socialist Organization.

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