The Cultural Studies Reader
"The Cultural Studies Reader" provides an introduction for students of this discipline. It presents a selection of influential and innovative essays in the field by writers such as Barthes, Adorno, Lyotard, Stuart Hall and Gayatri Spivak, with a succinct introduction to each. The book encompasses a wide range of topics, from sport to postmodernism, from museums to supermarkets, from gay writing to rock and roll, and covers every important cultural studies method and theory. The book can be used as much more than an introductory anthology: Simon During's introduction to the field surveys the history and development of cultural studies, from its origins in sociological analysis of post-war Britain to its present as a truly trans-national discipline. Looking at the future possibilities for cultural studies, he argues that cultural studies methodologies offer great potential for confronting such contemporary issues as postcolonialism, globalization and multiculturalism. -- Description from http://Amazon.com (Feb. 22, 2012).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SmithSJ01 - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
Review: The Cultural Studies ReaderUser Review - Steven Salaita - Goodreads
Many of the classic pieces of cultural studies are here. Some selections are esoteric, others politically engaged. This anthology is worthwhile for students and teachers of cultural studies and for discerning readers in general. Read full review