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Cultural Studies: A Practical Introduction

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7049-9
210 pages
March 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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This hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies: An Anthology.
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to fashion and new formulations of gender identity
  • Includes student exercises and activities for each chapter
  • Teaches cultural analysis through practical examples and application
  • Gives students across disciplines the tools to become practitioners of Cultural Studies and active cultural analysts  
  • The perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies Anthology (2008)
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Policy and Industry.

2. Place, Space, and Geography.

3. Gender and Sexuality.

4. Ideologies.

5. Rhetoric.

6. Ethnicity.

7. Identity, Lifestyle, and Subculture.

8. Consumer Culture and Fashion Studies.

9. Music.

10. Media Studies.

11. Visual Culture.

12. Audience, Performance, and Celebrity.

13. Bodies and Things.

14. Transnationality, Globalization, and Postcoloniality.

Index.

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Michael Ryan is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University. His books include An Introduction to Film Analysis, Marxism and Deconstruction, Politics and Culture, Camera Politica, Cultural Studies; An Anthology, and Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction.
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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to fashion and new formulations of gender identity
  • Includes student exercises and activities for each chapter
  • Teaches cultural analysis through practical examples and application
  • Gives students across disciplines the tools to become practitioners of Cultural Studies and active cultural analysts  
  • The perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies Anthology (2008)
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"This is a sprightly and engaging tour around all the major points of reference in the field of Cultural Studies. Up-to-date and comprehensive in its coverage, with an array of interesting student exercises, it will be invaluable in the classroom and students would be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive and accessible handbook."
Paul Smith, George Mason University
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