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Cultural Studies: From Theory to Action

Pepi Leistyna (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22437-2
600 pages
October 2004, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cultural Studies: From Theory to Action is a landmark collection of key works that inspires, provokes, and revitalizes conversations about issues of social and economic justice and the current crisis in democracy.

  • Brings together work done in key areas of concern to cultural studies, including globalization, class analysis, media and representational politics, racism, sexism, and heterosexism.
  • Juxtaposes major theoretical pieces with “micro-literatures” by activists, artists, and teachers who are striving hard to put theory into practices.
  • Highlights consciousness-raising, coalition building, resistance, activism and structural change to chart the ways a critical public can effectively wage war against oppression.
  • Includes generous lists of suggested readings, lists of activist organizations, web resources, and a list of journals that “go against the grain”.
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Introduction: Revitalizing The Dialogue: Theory, Coalition Building, And Social Change: Pepi Leistyna.

Suggested Reading.

Part I: The Politics Of Economic Oppression: Anti-Colonialism Meets Globalization.

Part II: Representational Politics: Making Up Your Own Mind By Minding The Popular Media.

Part III: Identity And Ethnicity In The Face Of Discrimination And Racism.

Part IV: Gendered Identities In The Realm Of Patriarchy.

Part V: Heterosexism And Homophobia: Critical Interventions.

Part VI: Getting Informed, Getting Involved: Places To Turn To.

List Of Activist Organizations And Web Resources.

A List Of Journals That Go Against The Grain.

Suggested Reading.

Index
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Pepi Leistyna is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of Presence of Mind: Education and the Politics of Deception (1999) and Defining and Designing Multiculturalism (2002), and co-editor of Breaking Free: The Transformative Power of Critical Pedagogy (1996) and Corpus Analysis: Language Structure and Language Use (2003).
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  • Brings together work done in key areas of concern to cultural studies, including globalization, class analysis, media and representational politics, racism, sexism, and heterosexism.
  • Juxtaposes major theoretical pieces with “micro-literatures” by activists, artists, and teachers who are striving hard to put theory into practices.
  • Highlights consciousness-raising, coalition building, resistance, activism and structural change to chart the ways a critical public can effectively wage war against oppression.
  • Includes generous lists of suggested readings, lists of activist organizations, web resources, and a list of journals that “go against the grain”.
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Cultural Studies: From Theory to Action should help return the field of cultural studies to some of the important political concerns that initially inspired it and gave it vitality.” Arif Dirlik, University of Oregon






“Leistyna’s introduction and apparatus provide expert guidance through this diversity of material, while posing his readers a classic twofold challenge: both to interpret the world and to change it.” Gautam Premnath, University of California at Berkeley

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