New Keywords

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Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg, Meaghan Morris
Wiley, May 2, 2005 - Social Science - 456 pages
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Over 25 years ago, Raymond Williams’ Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society set the standard for how we understand and use the language of culture and society. Now, three luminaries in the field of cultural studies have assembled a volume that builds on and updates Williams’ classic, reflecting the transformation in culture and society since its publication. New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a state-of-the-art reference for students, teachers and culture vultures everywhere.

  • Assembles a stellar team of internationally renowned and interdisciplinary social thinkers and theorists



  • Showcases 142 signed entries – from art, commodity, and fundamentalism to youth, utopia, the virtual, and the West – that capture the practices, institutions, and debates of contemporary society



  • Builds on and updates Raymond Williams’s classic Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, by reflecting the transformation in culture and society over the last 25 years



  • Includes a bibliographic resource to guide research and cross-referencing



  • The book is supported by a website: www.blackwellpublishing.com/newkeywords.

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Lawrence Grossberg is Professor of Communication Studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He co-edited the seminal volume Cultural Studies (l990) and is the author of We Gotta Get Out of this Place (1992) and Bringing it All Back Home (l997). He also co-authored Media-Making: Mass Media in Popular Culture (with Ellen Wartella and D. Charles Whitney, l998).


Tony Bennett is Professor of Sociology at the Open University. He is the author of The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics (l995) and Culture: A Reformer’s Science (l998), and is co-editor of Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics, and Programs (with David Carter, 2001).


Meaghan Morris is Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University. She is the author of The Pirate’s Fiancée: Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism (1988), Translation and Subjectivity (l997), and Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture (l998), and is co-editor (with John Frow) of Australian Cultural Studies: A Reader (l993).

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