Introducing Cultural Studies, 2nd edition

By Brian Longhurst (ed.), et al.
August 2008
Pearson Longman
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781405858434
347 pages, Illustrated
$72.50 Paper Original

A rapidly changing world, in part driven by huge transformations in technology and mobility, means we all encounter shifting cultures and new cultural and social interactions daily. Powerful forces such as consumption and globalization exert an enormous influence on all walks and levels of life across both space and time. Cultural Studies remains in the vanguard of the analysis of these issues.

This comlpetely revised second edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories, debates, and latest research in the field. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, it first considers cultural theory before branching out to examine different dimensions of culture in detail.


1. Culture and Cultural Studies

2. Culture, Communication and Representation

3. Culture, Power, Globalisation and Inequality

4. Researching Culture

5. Topographies of Culture

6. Politics and Culture

7. The Postmodernisation of Everyday Life: consumption and information technologies

8. Cultured Bodies

9. Subcultures, Postsubcultures and Fans

10. Visual Culture

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