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Doing Research in Cultural Studies
An Introduction to Classical and New Methodological Approaches

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© 2004 | 219 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This book is a goldmine for students…it is brilliantly conceptualized and brilliantly executed. With this book cultural studies finally comes of age methodologically' - Professor Norman K Denzin, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois

Doing Research in Cultural Studies outlines the key methodological approaches to the study of lived experience, texts and social contexts within the field of cultural studies. It offers a comprehensive discussion of classical methodologies and introduces the reader to more contemporary debates that have argued for new ethnographic, poststructuralist and multi-scape research methods. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how these methodologies work and how their outcomes may be interpreted.

Key features of the book include:

- An innovative framework - combining different methodologies and approaches.

- A variety of `real-life' examples and case studies - enriches the book for the reader

- A set of practical exercises in each chapter - pedagogical and student-focused throughout.

The book has a flowing narrative and student-friendly structure which make it accessible to and popular with students, while the discussion of fresh approaches makes it also of interest to experienced researchers. It contains all the ingredients necessary to help the reader attain a solid grasp of analytical and practical challenges to doing effective research in cultural studies today.

 
PART ONE: THINKING METHODOLOGICALLY
 
Introduction
Locating Cultural Studies and the Book  
 
Combining Methodologies in Cultural Studies
 
PART TWO: STUDYING LIVED EXPERIENCE
 
Studying Lived Resistance
 
New Ethnography and Understanding the Other
 
Between Experience and Discourse
 
PART THREE: READING DISCOURSES
 
Reading Ideology
 
Genealogical Analysis
 
On Deconstruction and Beyond
 
PART FOUR: ANALYZING THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
 
Analysis of `Reality' and Space
 
Studying Multiple Sites and Scapes

This book is a usful text for the critcial students understanding of research methodologies.

Dr Martin Partridge
Faculty of Health , Staffordshire University
March 19, 2013

This is an excellent book - clearly written and pulls together a variety of methodological approaches in an approachable manner.

Dr Juliette MacDonald
CVCS, Edinburgh College of Art
July 20, 2010

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