The Cultural Studies Reader

The Cultural Studies Reader

Simon During

Language: English

Pages: 576

ISBN: 0415374138

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Cultural Studies Reader is the ideal introduction for students. A revised introduction explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key issues and future directions of cultural studies.

This fully updated third edition includes:

  • 36 essays including 21 new articles
  • An editor’s preface succinctly introducing each article with suggestions for further reading
  • Comprehensive coverage of every major cultural studies method and theory
  • An updated account of recent developments in the field
  • Articles on new areas such as culture and nature and the cultures of globalization
  • New key thinkers such as CLR James, Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri and Edward Said, included for the first time

The Cultural Studies Reader is designed to be read around the world and deals with issues relevant to each continent

Sites of Race: Conversations with Susan Searls Giroux

Adorno’s Practical Philosophy: Living Less Wrongly

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)













the distinctively shaped Swiss chocolate bar. To what extent, we might ask, do these two buildings connote ‘China’ and ‘Britain’ in Hong Kong, and, on that basis, solicit the loyalties of its citizenry? The interesting point to note is that however different the architectural rhetoric of these two buildings may be, both can be regarded as simply examples of contemporary architecture, two variations within a single system. That may be why in an attempt at ‘localization’ we see both buildings as

personalized picture of a collection of subjects called ‘We the People’. In fact, as I will insist later in this paper, a constitution can operate only when the person has been coded into rational abstractions manipulable according to the principle of reason. The presupposed collective constitutional agent is apart from either the subject, or the universal-insingular ethical agent. Yet the narrative guarantee of justice in the name of a collection of subjects is perennially offered as

through the late 1960s and 1970s, and which broadcasted mainly local, rather than national or international, stories, somewhat like a US breakfast show. Morley’s study was ethnographic in that he did not simply analyze the program, he organized openended group discussions between viewers, with each group from a homogeneous class or gender or work background (trade unionists, managers, students etc.). Indeed his book begins by contesting that image of a large audience as a “mass” which had often

Le Corbusier as an example of success. You are simply saying that his intention was liberating. Can you give us a successful example? M.F. No. It cannot succeed. If one were to find a place, and perhaps there are some, where liberty is effectively exercised, one would find that this is not owing to the order of objects, but, once again, owing to the practice of liberty. Which is not to say that, after all, one may as well leave people in slums, thinking that they can simply exercise their rights

this ‘quotation’ from Hong Kong’s architectural history is the expression of a sense of historical moment, giving to the Cultural Center a patina of local history. But on another level, this patina of history is no more than decorative, an image of history meant for visual consumption. In its relation to the overall design of the Cultural Center, the clock tower can be compared to that strange-looking, hard-to-construe, anamorphic object floating on the bottom of Hans Holbein’s famous painting

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