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Why Cultural Studies? - Gilbert B. Rodman

Why Cultural Studies?

Paperback Published: 31st October 2014
ISBN: 9781405127974
Number Of Pages: 232

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Why Cultural Studies? is a rallying call for a reinvigoration of the project of cultural studies. Rodman argues that cultural studies practitioners need to focus on the lessons embedded in the project's past while also reinventing how cultural studies is currently being done, in order to ensure that it has a vibrant and viable future.

The book argues in favor of cultural studies as an intellectual and political pursuit, but contends that it is not, and never should be, solely an academic subject. Rather, it is a project that is open to contributions from academics and nonacademics alike. Rodman asserts the need for cultural studies to revive its understanding of itself as a politically interventionist project that has an important role to play in promoting social justice and building a better world.

Written by one of the leading figures of the project, Why Cultural Studiesa is an impassioned polemic that sets out to ensure the future of cultural studies and that will prove to be a vital and provocative text for cultural studies practitioners of all sorts.

"Why Cultural Studies? pushes us to reclaim the project of cultural studies as, before all else, a political one, committed to changing the world.  It is an important intellectual call to arms.?

Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

?This rousing polemic aims to shake up the familiar stories of cultural studies and suggest new ways of raising questions with which to approach its place in present and future conjunctures.  It is engagingly written and will re-invigorate debates both inside and outside the academy.?

Ann Gray, University of Lincoln

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xviii

1 Cultural Studies: What?s the Point? 1

2 Cultural Studies: What It Is 35

3 Cultural Studies: What?s Wrong 67

4 Cultural Studies: What It Was 120

5 Cultural Studies: What Next? 158

Index 199

ISBN: 9781405127974
ISBN-10: 140512797X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st October 2014
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 229.62 x 153.16  x 11.28
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1