Introducing Cultural Studies: Learning through Practice

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SAGE, 2007. nov. 29. - 336 oldal

"An outstanding entry level text aimed at those with little or no cultural studies knowledge... Innovative, creative and clever."
- Times Higher Education

"The ideal textbook for FE and first year HE cultural studies students. Its quality and character allow the reader to ‘feel’ the enthusiasm of its author which in turn becomes infectious, instilling in the reader a genuine sense of ebullient perturbation."
- Art/Design/Media, The Higher Education Authority

An introduction to the practice of cultural studies, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses. Full of practical exercises that will get students thinking and writing about the issues they encounter, this book offers its readers the conceptual tools to practice cultural analysis for themselves. There are heuristics to help students prepare and write projects, and the book provides plenty of examples to help students develop their own ideas.

Written in a creative, playful and witty style, this book:

  • Links key concepts to the key theorists of cultural studies.
  • Includes a wide range of references of popular cultural forms.
  • Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of cultural studies.
  • Includes pedagogical features, such as dialogues, graphs, images and recommended readings.
  • The book's skills-based approach enables students to develop their creative skills, and shows students how to improve their powers of analysis generally.

To listen to David Walton’s musical response to Adorno's famous essay on jazz, please visit Adorno: Jazz Perennial Fashion . This song accompanies pages 64 to 66 of the book together with a series of questions designed to get readers to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of Adorno's approach.

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Tartalomjegyzék

Culture and Anarchy in the UK a dialogue with Matthew Arnold
13
The Leavisites and TS Eliot Combat Mass Urban Culture
28
Adorno the Frankfurt School and the Culture Industry
48
The Transformative Power of WorkingClass Culture
71
From A Day Out at the Seasside to the Milk Bar Richard Hoggart and WorkingClass Culture
73
EP Thompson and WorkingClass Culture as a Site of Conflict Consciousness and Resistance
89
Towards a Recognizable Theory of Culture Raymond Williams
110
Consolidating Cultural Studies Subcultures the Popular Ideology and Hegemony
137
Subcultures and Widening Horizons Further Strategies for Practice
174
How to Dominate the Masses without Resorting to the Inquisition Antonio Gramsci and Hegemony Theory
190
A Few Ways you might Adapt Louis Althussers Ideas to Cultural Studies A Dialogue with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
213
Probing the Margins Remembering the Forgotten Representation Subordination and Identity
235
Crying Woolf Thinking with Feminism
237
Adapting Theory to Explore Race Ethnicity and Sexuality the Case of East is East
259
Honing Your Skills Conclusions and Beginendings
281
Heuristic Thinking Creative Critickle Acts and Further Research
283

Introducing Stuart Hall The Importance and Reevaluation of Popular Mass Culture
139
Youth Subcultures and Resistance a Dialogue with Quadrophenia
151
Index
310
Copyright

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22. oldal - For a multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a < state of almost savage torpor.
41. oldal - Civilization, taken in its wide ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.
22. oldal - Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
22. oldal - The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse...
22. oldal - We have more moral, political, and historical wisdom, than we know how to reduce into practice; we have more scientific and economical knowledge than can be accommodated to the just distribution of the produce which it multiplies.
22. oldal - These things, which we state lightly enough here, are yet of deep import, and indicate a mighty change in our whole manner of existence. For the same habit regulates not our modes of action alone, but our modes of thought and feeling.
93. oldal - And class happens when some men, as a result of common experiences (inherited or shared), feel and articulate the identity of their interests as between themselves, and as against other men whose interests are different from (and usually opposed to) theirs. The class experience is largely determined by the productive relations into which men are born — or enter involuntarily.
19. oldal - For a long time, as I have said, the strong feudal habits of subordination and deference continued to tell upon the working class. The modern spirit has now almost entirely dissolved those habits, and the anarchical tendency of our worship of freedom in and for itself, of our superstitious faith, as I say, in machinery, is becoming very manifest.
15. oldal - Not a having and a resting, but a growing and a becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it; and here, too, it coincides with religion.

A szerzőről (2007)

David Walton has a degree in English Literature (University of Wales 1985) an M.Phil (University of Oxford 1987), a Certificate in Education (University of Greenwich, London 1988), and a TEFL qualification (University of Aston, Birmingham 1987). He was awarded his doctorate in 1992 by the University of Murcia. He began his teaching career in further education in Britain before being contracted as an associate lecturer in the English Department of the University of Murcia in 1989. He became Senior Lecturer in the area of Cultural Studies in 2001 and has promoted the area in Spain for more than ten years. He is one of the founder members of the Culture and Power group which has organized annual conferences in Spain and Portugal every year since 1995 and has contributed to most of the publications to come out of these conferences. He is a founder member and President of the Iberian Association of Cultural Studies (IBACS). He has co-organized conferences on English-speaking cultures and co-organized two International Conferences on cultural studies for IBACS, both held at the Universidad de Murcia. Apart from his undergraduate teaching, he has taught audiovisual translation at M.A. level and has given doctorate courses on the construction of national identity and given many conference papers. He currently teaches cultural studies at undergraduate level and postmodern theory and culture at M.A. level. He has published widely, his publications reflecting his research interests which include literary and cultural theory, cultural studies, popular culture, visual culture and postmodern theories of culture.

His latest books are 'Introducing Cultural Studies: Learning Through Practice' (SAGE, 2008) and 'Doing Cultural Theory' (SAGE, 2012). He has a chapter on Chris Morris' satire which will appear in 'No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris' (edited by James Leggott & Jamie Sexton (Palgrave Macmilan, 2003), and has a number of other chapters which are in print on the interfaces between philosophy and cultural studies and graffiti and popular culture.

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