Studying Culture: A practical Introduction

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Fully revised and updated, this second edition is an ideal introduction for those who are new to the study of culture. Featuring global case studies, selections of readings, exercises, and commentary throughout, it spans the subject from issues of identity through to technological trends.


  • Explores key issues and theories on identities, representation, histories, places, and spaces, discussing the various interpretations of culture and cultural studies
  • Incorporates new work on the study of space, place, identity, gender, and cultural history, as well as new sections on cultural studies theories and methodology in each chapter
  • Introduces more complex issues including high and popular culture, subjectivities, consumption, and new technologies, and a fully updated section on new and enduring trends in technology and culture

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This accessible introduction to the study of culture is written specifically for those who are new to the subject. The book includes numerous student-friendly features throughout, encouraging the reader to think analytically about culture and how it can be interpreted. Fully revised and updated, the second edition:


  • Explores key issues and theories on identities, representation, histories, places, and spaces, discussing the various interpretations of culture and cultural studies
  • Incorporates new work on the study of space, place, identity, gender, and cultural history, as well as new sections on cultural studies theories and methodology in each chapter
  • Introduces more complex issues including high and popular culture, subjectivities, consumption, and new technologies, and a fully updated section on new and enduring trends in technology and culture
  • Features useful exercises and activities, selections of readings, author commentaries, and a full set of new case studies with a global emphasis.


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Professor Judy Giles lectures in Cultural Studies and Literature at York St. John University. She is the author of The Parlour and the Suburb (2004) and co-editor of Writing Englishness 1900–1950 (1995).


Professor Tim Middleton lectures in Literature & Creative Studies at Bath Spa University. He has published on modern and contemporary fiction, masculinity, and national identity and is co-editor of Writing Englishness, 1900–1950 (1995) and editor of Modernism: Cultural & Critical Concepts (2003).

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