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Cultural Studies
The Basics

Second Edition
  • Jeff Lewis - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


April 2008 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This fully revised edition of the best selling introduction to cultural studies offers students an authoritative, comprehensive guide to Cultural Studies. Clearly written and accessibly organized the book provides a major resource for lecturers and students. Each chapter has been extensively revised and new material covers globalization, the post 9/11 world and the new language wars. The emphasis upon demonstrating the philosophical and sociological roots of Cultural Studies has been retained along with boxed entries on key concepts and issues. Particular attention is paid to demonstrating how Cultural Studies clarifies issues in Media and Communication Studies. There are chapters on the global mediasphere and new media cultures.

This is a tried and tested book which has been widely used wherever Cultural Studies is taught. The new edition has exploited and developed the strengths of the first edition and added to them with relevant up-dates and new material. It is an indispensable undergraduate text and one that will appeal to postgraduates and lecturers seeking a 'refresher' which they can dip into.


 
PART ONE: FORMING CULTURE/INFORMING CULTURAL THEORY
 
Contemporary Culture, Cultural Studies and the Global Mediasphere
 
Social Theory and the Foundations of Cultural Studies
 
Marxism and the Formation of Cultural Ideology
 
From British Cultural Studies to International Cultural Studies
 
Language and Culture
From Structuralism to Poststructuralism

 
 
PART TWO: CULTURAL LOCATIONS
 
Feminism
From Femininity to Fragmentation

 
 
Postmodernism and Beyond
 
Popular Consumption and Youth Culture
 
The Body
 
Globalization and Global Spaces
Local Transformations

 
 
New Media Cultures
 
Global Terror and the New Language Wars

Praise for the 1st edition:

'To say that the scope of the book's coverage is wide-ranging would be an under-statement. Few texts come to mind that have attempted such a thorough overview of the central tenets of cultural studies' - Stuart Allan, UWE


Title recommended for broader overview and context of topics discussed in detail in class.

Mr Eric Erbacher
American Studies , University of Paderborn
January 12, 2011

New to the Second Edition:

Each chapter has been extensively revised

New material covers globalization (chapter 10), the post 9/11 world and the new language wars (chapter 12)

A more 'introductory' writing style than the First Edition.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF


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