Cultural Studies

Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473968349
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: Social Science

"This book presents a magisterial overview of Cultural Studies, and of studies of culture more broadly. It synthesizes a bewildering range of writers and ideas into a comprehensible narrative. It’s respectful to the history of ideas and completely cutting edge. I learned a lot – you will too." - Professor Alan McKee, University of Technology Sydney "The role of culture in spatial, digital and political settings is a vital aspect of contemporary life. Barker and Jane provide an excellent introduction to Cultural Studies’ relationship to these core issues, both through a clear explanation of key concepts and thinkers, alongside well chosen examples and essential questions." - Dr David O'Brien, Goldsmiths, University of London With over 40,000 copies sold, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice has been the indispensable guide to studying culture for generations of students. Here is everything students need to know, with all the key concepts, theories and thinkers in one comprehensive, authoritative yet accessible resource. Teaching students the foundations of cultural studies - from ideology, representation and discourse to audiences, subcultures and cultural policy - this revised edition: Fully explores the ubiquity of digital media culture, helping readers analyse issues surrounding social media, surveillance, cyber-activism and more Introduces students to all the key thinkers they’ll encounter, from Stuart Hall and Michel Foucault to Judith Butler and Donna Haraway Balances the classics with cutting edge theory, including case studies on e-commerce, the self-help industry, the transgender debate, and representations of race Embraces popular culture in all of its diversity, from drag kings and gaming, to anime fandom and remix cultures Is re-written throughout with a new co-author, making it a more enjoyable read than ever. Unmatched in coverage and used world-wide, this is the essential companion for all students of cultural studies, culture and society, media and cultural theory, popular culture and cultural sociology.

Cultural Studies

Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446260432
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Genre: Social Science

"Chris Barker is a trustworthy field guide for those new to cultural studies." - Ben Highmore, University of Sussex "Remarkable in the breadth of its coverage, it is written with passion and insight. It will be warmly welcomed by students interested in how theory can help us to think through the complexities of real-world issues." - Stuart Allan, Bournemouth University "Has been for many years one of the best guides to and overviews of a broad range of the issues and theories that constitute cultural studies... For those who want to be prepped to play the game of cultural studies, this is the book to read." - Douglas Kellner, UCLA Building upon the scope and authority of previous editions this book represents a definitive benchmark in understanding and applying the foundations of cultural studies. it provides those new to the field with an authoritative introduction to everything they need to know. An indispensible resource for any student or lecturer it is packed with concise, accessible definitions, clear chapter summaries, inspiring student activities, biographical snapshots of key figures and a full glossary. With updates to every chapter and many more practical examples, this new edition includes: New material on social media, subcultures and climate change Improved coverage of digital cultures, digital media, digital games and the virtual city A comprehensive companion website providing student exercises, global case-studies, essay questions and links to relevant SAGE journal articles. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/barker This is the perfect book for any student needing a vibrant, comprehensive introduction to cultural studies. An essential companion for all undergraduate students embarking on a cultural studies course or module.

Cultural Studies

Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446200186
Release Date: 2007-12-27
Genre: Social Science

Chris Barker's best-selling Cultural Studies has established itself as the leading undergraduate introduction to Cultural Studies. It takes the student through all they need to know: the theoretical foundations and developments of Cultural Studies and the questions that occupy the field today, from the multiple meanings of 'culture' itself to ideology, language, subjectivity, sex, space, race, media, the urban, youth and resistance. With its concise, accessible definitions, stimulating activities, checked 'key points', chapter summaries, and an expanded glossary, it is an indispensable tool for students and lecturers alike. This third edition is fully updated with: • a new chapter on electronic media and 'digital culture'; • major additions of material on the creative industries, culture jamming, new feminism and 'raunch culture' and globalization; • all-new photographs presented with pedagogic activities; • biographical snapshots of key figures in cultural studies. This book is now even more the best-value one-stop shop for Cultural Studies. Chris Barker is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, and author of The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies.

Making Sense of Cultural Studies

Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761968962
Release Date: 2002-04-22
Genre: Social Science

In Chris Barker's sequel to Cultural Studies, the author addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the discipline and investigates its practical and academic boundaries. The author also clarifies its underlying themes of study.

The Practice of Cultural Studies

Author: Richard Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761961003
Release Date: 2004-05-25
Genre: Social Science

This is an overview of specific research traditions in cultural studies, whilst also placing those traditions in their historical context.

Fashion and Cultural Studies

Author: Susan B. Kaiser
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780857854315
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Design

Bridging theory and practice, this accessible text provides an introduction to fashion from both cultural studies and fashion studies perspectives, and addresses the growing interaction between the two fields. Cultural studies relies on fashion to exemplify change as well as continuity, examine identity and difference, agency and structure, and production and consumption. Fashion, meanwhile, benefits from the interpretative lens of cultural studies; its key concepts, contextual flexibility, and attention to bridging 'high' and 'popular' culture, contemporary and historical perspectives, and diverse identity issues and methodologies. Organised thematically, the book uses a wide range of cross-cultural case studies to explore ethnicity, class, gender and nation through fashion, and explains the ways in which these notions interact and overlap. Drawing on intersectionality theory in feminist theory and cultural studies, Fashion and Cultural Studies is essential reading for students and scholars.

List of Volunteer Convicts Belonging to the Province of Bihar Who Were Known Or Believed to Have Been in the Andamans at the Time of Japanese Occupation on the 1st March 1942

Author: Jessica Munns
Publisher:
ISBN: 0582214106
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre:

Bringing together important theoretical work defining the role and practices of culture, this volume provides a historical overview of the field. The book includes a wide range of texts from 19th-century thinkers and contemporary theorists.

Image Studies

Author: Sunil Manghani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415573405
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Performing Arts

"Image Studies provides an engaging introduction to visual studies analysis and an account of existing and emergent visual culture debates, along with chapters on a range of topics, including: consumer culture and identity; photography and digital imaging; painting and drawing; the moving image; the relationship between image and text (including reference to text in art, comics and animation); and scientific imaging.Written in an engaging and accessible way, the text will also include extracts of existing critical materials. Each chapter will include key set readings, including short extracts from existing literatures with accompanying study notes and questions. The chapters will also include a range of critical and creative tasks, designed to bring the academic study of visual culture into direct contact with practical aspects of visual culture and image-making.Image Studies is a new text aimed predominantly at undergraduate students in visual culture, but which will also be useful for media studies students and arts students more generally"--

Dead Ringers

Author: Jennifer Forrest
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791451690
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts

Addresses the important role of remakes in film culture, from early cinema to contemporary Hollywood.

Outline of a Theory of Practice

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107268111
Release Date: 1977-06-02
Genre: Social Science

Outline of a Theory of Practice is recognized as a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general account of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the habitus, the principle which negotiates between objective structures and practices, Bourdieu is able to transcend the dichotomies which have shaped theoretical thinking about the social world. The author draws on his fieldwork in Kabylia (Algeria) to illustrate his theoretical propositions. With detailed study of matrimonial strategies and the role of rite and myth, he analyses the dialectical process of the 'incorporation of structures' and the objectification of habitus, whereby social formations tend to reproduce themselves. A rigorous consistent materialist approach lays the foundations for a theory of symbolic capital and, through analysis of the different modes of domination, a theory of symbolic power.

How to Do Media and Cultural Studies

Author: Jane Stokes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446271704
Release Date: 2012-11-16
Genre: Social Science

The Second Edition of this student favourite takes readers step-by-step through the theories, processes and methods of each stage of research, from how to create a research question to designing the project and writing it up. It gives students a clear sense of how their own work relates to broader scholarship and inspires understanding of why studying the media matters. Now 20% bigger, new features include: • Brand new chapters on the how and why of researching media and culture • All new case studies spotlighting the international media landscape • Online readings showing how methods get used in real research • Essential new material on ethnography, digital content analysis, online surveys and researching blogs. Perfect for students of all ranges, How to Do Media and Cultural Studies continues to provide the clearest and most accessible guide to media and cultural studies as students embark on their own research.

Post Marxism Versus Cultural Studies Theory Politics and Intervention

Author: Paul Bowman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748628797
Release Date: 2007-04-18
Genre: Social Science

Post-Marxism versus Cultural Studies is an innovative exploration of the ethical and political significance of Cultural Studies and Post-Marxist discourse theory. It argues that although Cultural Studies and post-Marxism tend to present themselves as distinct entities, they actually share a project - that of taking on the political. Post-Marxism presents itself as having a developed theory of political strategy, while Cultural Studies has claimed to be both practical and political. Bowman examines these intertwined, overlapping, controversial and contested claims and orientations by way of a deconstructive reading that is led by the question of intervention: what is the intervention of post-Marxism, of Cultural Studies, of each into the other, and into other institutional and political contexts and scenes?Through considerations of key aspects of Cultural Studies and cultural theory, Post-Marxism versus Cultural Studies argues that the very thing that is fundamental to both of these 'politicised' app

The Uses of Cultural Studies

Author: Angela McRobbie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412908450
Release Date: 2005-04-30
Genre: Social Science

This book offers an introduction to the theory and practice of cultural studies through a critical engagement with the work of six foundational theorists: Hall, Bhabha, Butler, Gilroy, Bourdieu and Jameson. By looking at the key themes and central dynamics of their writings, McRobbie introduces their work and their contribution.