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A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory

ISBN: 978-1-118-47231-6
608 pages
August 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades.

  • Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections – lineages and problematics – that facilitate its use both by students new to the field and
    advanced scholars and researchers
  • Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics
  • Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging
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Table of Contents



1. Frankfurt - New York – San Diego 1924-1968; or, Critical Theory
Andrew Pendakis

2. Vienna 1899 - Paris 1977; or Psychoanalysis
James Penney

3. Paris 1955-1968; or, Structuralism
Sean Homer

4. Birmingham – Urbana-Champaign 1964-1990; or, Cultural Studies
Paul Smith

5. Baltimore - New Haven 1966-1983; or, Deconstruction
Michael O’Driscoll

6. Paris - Boston - Berkeley - the Mexico/Texas Borderlands, 1949-1990; or, Gender and Sexuality
Sarah Brophy

7. Bombay-Washington, DC-Pretoria 1947-1994; or, Race, Colonialism, Postcolonialism
Neil Ten Kortenaar

8. Petrograd/Leningrad - Havana - Beijing 1917-1991; or, Marxist Theory and Socialist Practice
Peter Hitchcock

9. Berlin – Seattle - Cairo 1989-2011; or, Globalization and Neoliberalism
Myka Tucker-Abramson


a. Living and Laboring

10. Subjectivity
William Callison

11. Diaspora and Migration
Ghassan Hage

12. Community, Collectivity, Affinities
Miranda Joseph

13. Feminism
Rosemary Hennessy

14. Gender and Queer Theory
Amber Jamilla Musser

15. Social Divisions and Hierarchies
Randy Martin

16. Work and Precarity
Jason Read

b. Being and Knowing

17. Religion and Secularism
Jerilyn Sambrooke

18. Affect
Marija Cetinić and Jeff Diamanti

19. Indigenous Epistemes
Rauna Kuokkanen

20. The Everyday, Taste, Class
Ben Highmore

21. Disability Studies
Anna Mollow

22. Hearing, Noise and Sound
Veit Erlmann

23. Screen Life
Toby Miller

24. Digital and New Media
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

25. Science and Technology
Priscilla Wald

c. Structures of Agency and Belonging

26. Circulation
Will Straw

27. Cultural Production
Sarah Brouillette

28. Decolonization
Jennifer Wenzel

29. Race and Ethnicity
Min Hyoung Song

30. Humanism
Nina Power

31. Nature
Stephanie LeMenager

32. Scale
Justin Sully

33. Narrative
Marie-Laure Ryan


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