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New Keywords by Tony Bennett (Editor); Lawrence Grossberg; Meaghan Morris (Editor)
Publication Date: 2005-05-02
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.
What Is Cultural Studies? by John Storey (Editor)
Call Number: HM101 .W439 1996
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
This edition brings together some of the top writers in the international field, and introduces the student to debates about the evolution of cultural studies, different strands within the subject, and future directions.
This revised and fully updated version of John Storey's best-selling survey is an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods that have been used to study contemporary popular culture. The book also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organized around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form and presents a critical overview of the methodology for the actual study of popular culture. Individual chapters cover topics such as television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines, popular music, and consumption (fan culture and shopping). For students new to the field, the book provides instantly usable theories and methods; for those more familiar with the procedures and politics of cultural studies, it provides a succinct and accessible overview. This edition has been revised, rewritten, and expanded throughout. The book now includes new sections on television audiences, reception theory, and globalization.
Founded in 2003, the CSA is largest network of Cultural Studies scholars, educators and practitioners in the United States. Its primary objectives are:
To create and promote an effective community of cultural studies practitioners and scholars
To represent the field and its committed practitioners everywhere
To advance cultural studies knowledges, projects, approaches, and methodologies throughout the world.
The CSA is a non-profit association for scholarly purposes in the field of Cultural Studies
The mission of the Popular Culture Association is to promote the study of popular culture throughout the world through the establishment and promotion of conferences, publications, and discussion. Aiding the PCA in this goal is the PCA Endowment which offers support for scholars and scholarship.
The PCA actively tries to identify and recruit new areas of scholarly exploration and to be open to new and innovative ideas. PCA is both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary. Finally, the PCA believes all scholars should be treated with dignity and respect.