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Synopsis: What is, or are, Cultural Studies?
In this outstanding critical and historical account, Fred Inglis, strips away the philosophical incoherence of Cultural Studies to reveal a common focus within the protean subject-matter and complex history of the field.
Inglis begins with a concise, ambitious review of the historical circumstances which made Cultural Studies both necessary and possible in the inter-war years. He then charts the development of the field from its often contradictory origins (in Cambridge, England, and Frankfurt, Germany through its encounter with Marxism. French structuralism and linguistic philosophy, to contemporary anthropology.
Focusing on the study of the value as the defining content of Cultural Studies, Inglis illuminates the work of such key figures as F. R. Leavis, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Theodore Adorno, Antonio Gramsci and Clifford Geertz. Balancing the claims of the Grand Theory against the charms of local knowledge, Inglis charts a fascinating course through the theories and methods of Cultural Studies as it seeks to refashion the traditional academic disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Ending with a chapter on "How to do Cultural Studies", this book provides a much needed critical introduction to an exciting new field of inquiry. Sympathetic but non-partisan in approach, and refreshingly clear in its framework, Cultural Studies should be welcomed by students and teachers alike.
About the Author: Fred Inglis is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He has also been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, USA. His previous books include Media Theory (Blackwell, 1990) and The Cruel Peace?
Title: Cultural Studies
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1993. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP81736905
Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Good. First edition. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Edition: 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # BBI2256704
Book Description Blackwell, Oxford, 1993. Soft Cover. Condition: As New. First Edition. Clear, critical introduction to the field of cultural studies; pp xiv, 262. Seller Inventory # 003902
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. xiv 262pp paperback, very good. Seller Inventory # 038153
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0631184546