British Cultural Studies: An Introduction by Graeme Turner
The development of the British tradition of cultural studies is perhaps the most significant event in contemporary humanities and social sciences. In British Cultural Studies: An Introduction, Graeme Turner provides the first introductory-level survey of this new field of work. Features: Provides an overview of the key concepts and central themes that have informed British cultural studies: language, semiotics, Marxism, individualism, and discourse theory. Presents a brief history of the development of the British tradition: Hoggart, Raymond Williams, E. P. Thompson, and Stuart Hall and the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Analyses central categories of cultural studies: the notion of the text, audiences, everyday life, and the understanding of ideology.