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New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Paperback)

Gary Hall

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Paperback. New Cultural Studies assesses the current and future state of the field by introducing readers to the most innovative members of the post - Birmingham School generation; the thinkers and t.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 324 pages. 0.494. Bookseller Inventory # 9780820329604

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New Cultural Studies is both an introductory reference work and an original study which explores new directions and territories for cultural studies. A new generation has begun to emerge from the shadow of the Birmingham School. It is a generation whose whole education has been shaped by theory, and who frequently turn to it as a means to think through some of the issues and current problems in contemporary culture and cultural studies.

In a period when departments which were once hotbeds of "high theory" are returning to more sociological and social science oriented modes of research, and 9/11 and the war in Iraq especially have helped create a sense of "post-theoretical" political urgency which leaves little time for the "elitist," "Eurocentric," "textual" concerns of "Theory," theoretical approaches to the study of culture have, for many of this generation, never seemed so important or so vital.

New Cultural Studies explores theory's past, present, and most especially future role in cultural studies. It does so by providing an authoritative and accessible guide, for students and teachers alike, to:the most innovative members of this "new generation"the thinkers and theories currently influencing new work in cultural studies: Agamben, Badiou, Deleuze, Derrida, Hardt and Negri, Kittler, Laclau, Levinas, and Žižekthe new territories currently being mapped out across the intersections of cultural studies and cultural theory: anti-capitalism, ethics, the posthumanities, post-Marxism, and the transnational

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Gary Hall and Clare Birchall are both Senior Lecturers in Cultural Studies at Middlesex University. Hall is the author of Culture in Bits. He is also founding coeditor of the e-journal Culture Machine and editor of the Culture Machine book series. Birchall, who has published widely on cultural theory and cultural studies, is the author of Knowledge Goes Pop.

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