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Reading Into Cultural Studies - Martin Barker

Reading Into Cultural Studies

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Published: 26th November 1992
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"Reading Into Cultural Studies" revisits a selection of key texts central to the formation of cultural studies as a discipline and as a project. These texts address questions of power, ideology and the possibilities and limits of resistance. Each of the eleven essays in the collection renews an early study in one area of cultural investigation, bringing such seminal texts as "Subculture" by Dick Hebdige, "Loving With a Vengeance" by Tania Modleski and "Bond and Beyond" by Tony Bennett back to the centre of attention, However the essays are not purely celebratory. Each study is critically examined in a number of ways - for its research strategy, its implicit theories of power and ideology, for the empirical evidence it draws on and its conceptual framework. Together, the essays provide an introduction to some of the central debates and issues in cultural studies.

Introduction What's in a Text?p. 1
Ien Ang, Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imaginationp. 21
Peter Bailey, Leisure and Class in Victorian Englandp. 34
Tony Bennett and Janet Woollacott, Bond and Beyondp. 49
Glasgow University Media Group, the Bad News Booksp. 65
Stuart Hall, Policing the Crisisp. 81
Dick Hebdige, Subculture: the Meaning of Stylep. 101
Tania Modleski, Loving with a Vengeance: Mass-Produced Fantasies for Womenp. 119
David Morley, the Nationwide Studiesp. 134
Janice Radway, Reading the Romancep. 148
Judith Williamson, Decoding Advertisementsp. 165
Paul Willis, Learning to Labourp. 181
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780415063777
ISBN-10: 0415063779
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 26th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1