Critical Trajectories: Culture, Society, Intellectuals

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Critical Trajectories: Culture, Society, Intellectuals brings together for the first time writings from one of the leading figures in cultural studies -- Tony Bennett. The selections in the volume span the period from the late 1970s to the present, representing issues of enduring concern in Bennett's work over this period and throughout his wide-ranging intellectual career.


  • Charts the extensive influence of Bennett’s thinking across the humanities and social sciences - from cultural history to museums and memory, and from Bond and popular culture to cultural policy and governance
  • Tackles some of the most important subjects in cultural studies, including aesthetics, textuality, the intellectual, and the role of cultural history
  • Includes a new introductory essay pinpointing Bennett’s concerns in changing intellectual and political contexts

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Critical Trajectories: Culture, Society, Intellectuals brings together for the first time writings from one of the leading figures in cultural studies - Tony Bennett. The selections in the volume span the period from the late 1970s to 2005, representing issues of enduring concern in Bennett's work over this period and throughout his wide-ranging intellectual career. From cultural history to museums and memory, from Bond and popular culture to cultural policy and governance, Critical Trajectories charts the extensive influence of Bennett's thinking across the humanities and social sciences.Taking up some of the most critically important subjects on the cultural studies map - aesthetics, textuality, the intellectual, and the role of cultural history - Critical Trajectories offers a wonderful guide to the history of the discipline and traces Bennett's impressive intellectual journey. His introductory essay pinpoints his concerns in changing intellectual and political contexts.

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Tony Bennett is Professor of Sociology at the Open University, where he is a Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change jointly managed by the Open University and the University of Manchester, and a Professorial Fellow in the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Bennett's work encompasses sociology, cultural studies, museum theory, and cultural history.

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