Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies Cultural Studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium But what exactly is it and how is it applied It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline a radical critic

  • Title: Introducing Cultural Studies
  • Author: Ziauddin Sardar Borin Van Loon
  • ISBN: 9781840465877
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cultural Studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium But what exactly is it, and how is it applied It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities Introducing Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complexCultural Studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium But what exactly is it, and how is it applied It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities Introducing Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavour of its use around the world Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalization, it serves as an insightful guide to the essential concepts of this fascinating area of study It is essential reading for all those concerned with the quickening pulse of old, new and emerging cultures.

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    1. .i have read this book in my last year at uni and i still go back to it whenever i need to mple, very informative and the illustrations used never makes the content feel bland or boring

    2. A succinct introductory guide to the vast complexities of the field called Cultural Studies. tracing its roots from Britain to today's Western nations, it covers ground from my ever-favorite Gramsci to Raymond Williams, examines postcolonial discourse going on to the politics of diaspora, charts its way through feminism, queer studies and comments on digitization and globalization - all perfect sites for the examination of cultural studies. An insightful guide, provides essential concepts that f [...]

    3. Although I knew something about Cultural Studies before reading this book, my knowledge and insights were greatly expanded. I wanted to go back to my reading of Williams and Thompson and Stuart Hall because the book raised fresh questions for me. The other major impact of the book was learning about cultural studies in other countries. Starting in Great Britain, not surprisingly cultural studies was changed by each of the countries that adopted some of the issues and strategies of investigating [...]

    4. This is a short little book that provides a clear and concise introduction to a surprisingly complex topic, Cultural Studies. It's heavily political, exploring the evolution of the subject throughout the 20th century and looking at different subjects included within it, such as Structuralism, class division, gender, Marxism, and politics. The book is UK-centric but has some international perspectives.It offers something of a whistle-stop tour and because the subject matter is so complex it could [...]

    5. Don't be fooled by the title, this is quite a dense book, which packs in a lot of information about the development and future of Cultural Studies. I think the illustrations are pretty horrible actually, and don't add much to the experience of reading it.

    6. It is funny. It is informative but quite simple. It is daring. Explaining such a complicated and confusing discipline as Cultural studies in a comic book style is an intriguing choice :) I learned a lot and got even more questions related with this field. Some things are really interesting and eye opening but some seem as an pretentious folly.

    7. This was highly enjoyable. It's impressive how the authors are able to condense complex ideas and theories into just a few sentences. The reader does need to keep in mind that this is a superficial look at cultural studies - the authors had to make choices along the way which means contributions are left out.My main gripe is that the images are more illustrations and less of a way to further the text. I liked seeing the drawings of key figures, but comics and graphic novels contain are more than [...]

    8. Good and although British centered,easy to read introduction to the different lenses through which historians view history and culture. As stated, the book is oriented to England and the British colonies, particularly India but most of the heavy hitters theories are covered. However, as the field began in France with DeSaussure and later, Jacques Lacan and the interpretations that led to the field of semiotics, I feel the authors allowed the innate and historical disdain for France and all thing [...]

    9. This series from Icon Books is a worthy attempt at freshly emparting knowledge on rich subjects. In addition to Cultural Studies, they tackle Ethics, Consciousness, Media Studies, Evolution, Critical Theory along with Newton, Machiavelli, Descartes and other big thinkers. Unfortunately, the result is a jumbled mess of thought and graphics. The choice of imagery seems to conflict with the heady topics addressed. Unlike the competing Dummies books, a narrative, chronological or process thread does [...]

    10. The book is an introduction to cultural studies which is considered as one of the most important and serious fields of study, and wich had played a great role in the contemporary studies espically among the progressive intellectuals.As the result of the ambiguity of the specific definition for culture there had been no defined subject of study for cultural studies.Inspite of that their is no defined subject of study for cultural studies it had been used to expose power relations and influnceses [...]

    11. Short and part of one of those "visual introduction" text-heavy nonfiction graphic novel series, so it's not intimidating. It is suuuuuper jargon-heavy though so it starts to blend together about halfway through. Seems to present a helpful overview and background of the field, though. I discount all the handwringing at the end because it's almost twenty years old now and probably doesn't have any relation to the state of the discipline now, and a potentially dubious one to the state of the disci [...]

    12. Membaca buku ini karena sesungguhnya merupakan tuntutan dari topik skripsi yang aku bahas, yakni melihat kegiatan membaca dari segi cultural studies. Syukurlah, buku ini banyak membantuku yang benar-benar merupakan pemula kajian budaya. Disuguhkan dengan tampilan menarik karena terdapat banyak sekali ilustrasi yang kocak disamping bahasanya yang disesuaikan dengan pembaca awam.

    13. So the outside of the book says that "Introducing's gift has been to raise the precis to the level of an art form" - and I absolutely agree. This a great summary on Cultural Studies - and now I want to read more about it - which is exactly what an introductory book should do. It's a great overview, and I highly recommend it to everyone.

    14. A concise book introducing cultural studies. The information is concise and straightforward, although the use of the comics is rather distracting, but maybe it's also an additional touch that shows the blurry nature of this discipline.

    15. Since I'm studying a Cultural Studies subject this semester, this was a pretty helpful overview and I was able to use a fair bit of it.

    16. Pretty good - I finally understand what cultural studies are. I am also satisfied now that this is not my field and I don't need to get any deeper.

    17. Just amazing! It is a great introduction, covers many aspects of the field, explains difficult concepts with meridian clarity and has a great bibliography at the end. A must read!

    18. I liked the conclusion. I will use this book as a reference point when navigating cultural studies further.

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