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The Cultural Studies Reader by Simon During
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The Cultural Studies Reader

by Simon During

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This is a must for any cultural or media studies student. I used it for 2 out of the 3 years during my English/Cultural Studies Degree and it assisted me in all the subject areas. The articles are organised for easy reference and cover almost all of the key writers studied. Excellent for covering the key reading you do each week but also a superb start and reference for any essay or dissertation. ( )
  SmithSJ01 | Mar 23, 2008 |
During ( Foucault and Literature , Routledge, 1992) highlights major issues, trends, and hypotheses critical to scholars of contemporary culture since the 1950s, when cultural studies emerged as an academic discipline. The 27 essays by Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Teresa de Lauretis, Michel Foucault, Michele Wallace, and Cornel West, among others, range from ethnicity, multiculturalism, and sexuality to theory and method. Comments and suggested readings accompany each essay, and a valuable introduction places the intellectual and political forces that have shaped cultural studies in their historical context. This volume will appeal to advanced students and scholars; recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in cultural studies and sociology.

The first edition of The Cultural Studies Reader established itself as the leader in the field, providing the ideal introduction to this exciting and influential discipline. This expanded second edition offers a wider selection of essays covering every major cultural studies method and theory, and takes account of recent changes in the field. There are added articles on new areas such as technology and science, globalization, postcolonialism and cultural policy, making The Cultural Studies Reader essential reading for anyone wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions.

Contributors: Ackbar Abbas, Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Roland Barthes, Tony Bennett, Lauren Berlant, Homi K. Bhabha, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Rey Chow, James Clifford, Michel de Certeau, Teresa de Lauretis, Richard Dyer, David Forgacs, Michel Foucault, Nancy Fraser, Nicholas Garnham, Stuart Hall, Donna Haraway, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, Max Horkheimer, Eric Lott, Jean Francois Lyotard, Angela McRobbie, Meaghan Morris, Hamid Naficy, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Edward Soja, Gayatri Spivak, Peter Stallybrass, Carolyn Steedman, Will Straw, Michael Warner, Cornel West, Allon White, Raymond Williams.
  antimuzak | Oct 18, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415137543, Paperback)

The first edition of 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.

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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.

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