The Cultural Studies Reader

The Cultural Studies Reader

Simon During

Language: English

Pages: 576

ISBN: 0415374138

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Cultural Studies Reader is the ideal introduction for students. A revised introduction explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key issues and future directions of cultural studies.

This fully updated third edition includes:

  • 36 essays including 21 new articles
  • An editor’s preface succinctly introducing each article with suggestions for further reading
  • Comprehensive coverage of every major cultural studies method and theory
  • An updated account of recent developments in the field
  • Articles on new areas such as culture and nature and the cultures of globalization
  • New key thinkers such as CLR James, Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri and Edward Said, included for the first time

The Cultural Studies Reader is designed to be read around the world and deals with issues relevant to each continent















spite of its deviation and indeed because of it, expressed the same thing: the harshness of the competitive society. The individual who supported society bore its disfiguring mark; seemingly free, he was actually the product of its economic and social apparatus. Power based itself on the prevailing conditions of power when it sought the approval of persons affected by it. As it progressed, bourgeois society did also develop the individual. Against the will of its leaders, technology has changed

Provence, was convicted in 1952 of murdering Sir Jack Drummond, his wife and his daughter, whom he found camping near his land. ‘Did you go to the bridge? – A path? There is no path, I know, I’ve been there!’ Allé = ‘gone’, allée = a path, but Dominici uses été, ‘been’. Chapter 4 Carolyn Steedman C U LT U R E , C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S AND THE HISTORIANS EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION I N T H I S PA P E R , first delivered at the 1991 Illinois conference which helped to trigger the US cultural

T M Y S TI C , part Marxist, part modernist, was a German-Jewish victim of Nazism, who continues to cast a spell. In her response to Susan Buck-Morss’s English account of Benjamin’s major project, the Passagenwerk (an incomplete, experimental, montage-like history of nineteenth-century urbanism in Paris), Angela McRobbie carefully ponders Benjamin’s possibilities for cultural studies. She argues that his value lies as much in his relation to the world, his example as a cultural intellectual, as

Without the aid of the concept of ideology but with a clear sense of the need for constructing an alternative history and an alternative 90 ANGELA McROBBIE historiography, Benjamin proposed that the everyday objects of industrial culture, particularly those entering a kind of twilight age in terms of their usefulness or attractiveness, could be rediscovered and rendered useful again in what he envisaged as a project of remembering and understanding the dynamics of the moment of their

that, in fact, the Familistère may well have served as an instrument for discipline and a rather unbearable group pressure. Q. So, once again, the intention of the architect is not the fundamental determining factor. M.F. Nothing is fundamental. That is what is interesting in the analysis of society. That is why nothing irritates me as much as these enquiries – which are by definition metaphysical – on the foundations of power in a society or the self-institution of a society, etc. These are not

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