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Media and Cultural Studies By Edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham

Media and Cultural Studies
by Edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham

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This is an anthology of significant theoretical readings pertaining to critical approaches to media culture and communications. It brings together what are considered the "KeyWorks" of current theory and method for the study of the abundance and diversity of culture and society in the present.
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Media and Cultural Studies by Edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham

Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks is a comprehensive anthology of the most significant theoretical readings on critical approaches to media culture and communications. This volume brings together what are considered the Key Works of current theory and method for the study of the abundance and diversity of culture and society in the present age. Spanning the gamut from the writings of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt School to recent essays on identity, race, gender, and the postmodern turn, this book offers a range of core texts that have never before been collected into a single volume. The editors' introduction provides an in-depth analytical overview of critical media studies, and each section is fully contextualized. Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks is an indispensable scholarly and pedagogical tool, which fills a longstanding gap in the literature of this area. It will be essential reading for scholars and students in cultural studies, media studies, sociology, and related disciplines.

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Media and Cultural Studies Reviews

"A brilliant selection of classic and contemporary readings by two very acute scholars, who also share a deep commitment to the classroom. Their introductions to each section are short, sharp, and to the point. This book is the basis for a terrific course." John Downing, University of Texas at Austin

"These selections confirm the historical grounding of cultural studies in critical social thought and reinforce the transdisciplinary nature of the field. The result is an intellectually stimulating compilation of basic texts for readers in search of theoretical markers in the literature of critical communication studies." Hanno Hardt, University of Iowa/University of Ljubljana

"Selections cover a spectrum of approaches to cultural studies . . . thematic divisions are preceded by introductions and include articles reflecting a breadth of historical context and movement. Suitable for most university courses in cultural studies." Reference and Research Book News

"This work will prove very useful for academic courses in media and cultural studies. It contains a range of extracts and essays which are - genuinely - key works in these fields. The book will find its easy way on to shelves in academic and college libraries around the world, and those of any serious student or teacher covering this ground. The editors have done a very competent job, and come with no little personal recommendation. A very useful and reasonably priced way of accessing a wide range of texts without which, arguably, media and cultural studies could not properly work." Reference Reviews

About Edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. She has published widely on feminist media studies and related critical approaches, especially those of race, class, and sexuality.

Douglas M. Kellner is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at UCLA and is author of many books on social theory, politics, history, and culture, including Television and the Crisis of Democracy; Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations (with Steven Best); and Media Culture: Cultural Studies, Identity and Politics Between the Modern and the Postmodern.

Table of Contents

Part I: Culture, Ideology and Hegemony: 1. The Ruling Class and The Ruling Ideas: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. 2. History of The Subaltern Classes, and The Concept of "Ideology": Antonio Gramsci. 3. Cultural Themes: Ideological Material: Antonio Gramsci. 4. The Work of Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Walter Benjamin. 5. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment As Mass Deception: Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno. 6. The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article: Jurgen Habermas. Part II: Social Life and Cultural Studies: 7. "Operation Margarine" and "Myth Today": Roland Barthes. 8. The Medium Is The Message: Marshall Mcluhan. 9. The Consumption As Spectacle: Guy Debord. 10. Introduction: Instructions on How To Become A General In The Disneyland Club: Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart. 11. Base and Superstructure In Marxist Cultural Theory: Raymond Williams. 12. Encoding/Decoding: Stuart Hall. 13. On The Politics of Empirical Audience Research: Ien Ang. 14. "From Culture To Hegemony" and "Subculture: The Unnatural Break": Dick Hebdige. Part III: Political Economy: 15. Contribution To A Political Economy of Mass Communication: Nicholas Garnham. 16. On The Audience Commodity and Its Work: Dallas Smythe. 17. The Propaganda Model: Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky. 18. Not Yet The Post-Imperialist Era: Herbert Schiller. 19. Unwrapping Use Value: Susan Willis. 20. The Processes: From Nationalisms To Transnationalisms: Jesus Martin-Barbero. Part IV: The Politics of Representation: 21. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema: Laura Mulvey. 22. Out of The Mainstream: Sexual Minorities and The Mass Media: Larry Gross. 23. Eating The Other: Desire and Resistance: Bell Hooks. 24. The Politics of Representation In Network Television: Herman Gray. 25. Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourse: Chandra Mohanty. 26. Hybrid Cultures, Oblique Powers: Nestor Garcia-Canclini. Part V: The Postmodern Turn and New Media: 27. The Precession of Simulacra: Jean Baudrillard. 28. Postmodernism, Or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism: Fredric Jameson. 29. "Prologue," In Megalopolis: Celeste Olalquiaga. 30. Feminism, Postmodernism, and The 'Real Me': Angela Mcrobbie. 31. Postmodern Virtualities: Mark Poster.

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Media and Cultural Studies by Edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham
Edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham
KeyWorks in Cultural Studies
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