Introducing Cultural Studies : Learning through Practice.
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- 1st ed.
- London : SAGE Publications, 2007.
1 online resource (353 pages)
- Culture -- Study and teaching.
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- "An outstanding entry level text aimed at those with little or no cultural studies knowledge... Innovative, creative and clever." - Times Higher Education "The ideal textbook for FE and first year HE cultural studies students. Its quality and character allow the reader to 'feel' the enthusiasm of its author which in turn becomes infectious, instilling in the reader a genuine sense of ebullient perturbation." - Art/Design/Media, The Higher Education Authority An introduction to the practice of cultural studies, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses. Full of practical exercises that will get students thinking and writing about the issues they encounter, this book offers its readers the conceptual tools to practice cultural analysis for themselves. There are heuristics to help students prepare and write projects, and the book provides plenty of examples to help students develop their own ideas. Written in a creative, playful and witty style, this book: Links key concepts to the key theorists of cultural studies. Includes a wide range of references of popular cultural forms. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of cultural studies. Includes pedagogical features, such as dialogues, graphs, images and recommended readings. The book's skills-based approach enables students to develop their creative skills, and shows students how to improve their powers of analysis generally. To listen to David Walton's musical response to Adorno's famous essay on jazz, please visit Adorno: Jazz Perennial Fashion . This song accompanies pages 64 to 66 of the book together with a series of questions designed to get readers to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of Adorno's approach.
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Introduction: A few preliminary notes to the reader (or, why read this book?)
Part One: High Culture Gladiators: Some Influential Early Models of Cultural Analysis
1 Culture and Anarchy in the UK: a dialogue with Matthew Arnold
2 The Leavisites and T.S. Eliot combat mass urban culture
3 Adorno, the Frankfurt School and the 'culture industry'
Part Two: The Transformative Power of Working-class Culture
4 From a day out at the seaside to the milk bar: Richard Hoggart and working-class culture
5 E.P. Thompson and working-class culture as a site for conflict, consciousness and resistance
6 Towards a recognizable theory of culture: Raymond Williams
Part Three: Consolidating Cultural Studies: Subcultures, the Popular, Ideology and Hegemony
7 Introducing Stuart Hall: the importance and re-evaluation of popular mass culture
8 Youth subcultures and resistance: a dialogue with Quadrophenia
9 Subcultures and widening horizons: further strategies for practice
10 How to dominate the masses without resorting to the Inquisition: Antonio Gramsci and hegemony theory
11 A few ways you might adapt Louis Althusser's ideas to cultural studies: a dialogue with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Part Four: Probing the Margins, Remembering the Forgotten: Representation, Subordination and Identity
12 Crying Woolf! Thinking with feminism
13 Adapting theory to explore race, ethnicity and sexuality: the case of East is East
Part Five: Honing your Skills, Conclusions and 'Begin-endings'
14 Consolidating practice, heuristic thinking, creative cri-tickle acts and further research
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Walton, David Introducing Cultural Studies
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