- Jeff Lewis - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
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.
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.
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.