Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice

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The Fourth Edition of Chris Barker′s best-selling text builds upon the scope and authority of previous editions; the book represents a definitive benchmark in understanding and applying the foundations and developments 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.

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Chris Barker is a teacher and researcher with over 25 years experience. He has worked in a number of schools and universities in both England and Australia. He is currently Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Chris is the author of six previous books that are linked together by an interest in culture, meaning and communication. At present he is exploring questions of emotion in contemporary cultural life.

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Chris Barker is a trustworthy field guide for those new to cultural studies. His book is a treasure trove of techniques and productive questions; it is an encyclopaedia of the terms, concepts and authors at the centre of cultural studies. It is a work of reference and a practical tool-kit - jump in and set it to work
Ben Highmore
Reader in Media Studies, University of Sussex

This new edition of Cultural Studies offers a timely engagement with important ideas, questions and debates in this fast-developing field. 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
Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University

Chris Barker′s Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice 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. In addition, Barker provides his own conception, with a wink toward Wittgenstein, of cultural studies as a ′language game.′ For those who want to be prepped to play the game of cultural studies, this is the book to read
Douglas Kellner
UCLA, author of Guys and Guns Amok and Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy

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