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Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary field in which perspectives from different disciplines can be selectively drawn on to examine the relations of culture and power. The forms of power that cultural studies explores are diverse and include gender, race, class, colonialism, etc. Cultural studies seeks to explore the connections between these forms of power and to develop ways of thinking about culture and power that can be utilized by agents in the pursuit of change. The prime institutional sites for cultural studies are those of higher education, and as such, cultural studies is like other academic disciplines. Nevertheless, it tries to forge connections outside of the academy with social and political movements, workers in cultural institutions, and cultural management.
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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Theory and Practice by Chris Barker. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Cultural Studies. Cultural Studies. Barker covers an enormous amount of material.
He explicates key concepts and theories in the field and focuses upon particular issues of contemporary interest. Barker is always fair in his assessment of contrasting arguments and alternative points of view. Cultural Studies - Theory and Practice will enable students to make sense of a complex, fascinating and vital field of study' Jim McGuigan, University of Loughborough "It is comprehensive in scope, clearly written, competent and accurate, and yet provides an original and useful perspective on cultural studies as well as an overview of key concepts, methods, topics, and the material of cultural studies" Doug Kellner, Graduate School of Education, UCLA "The book is certainly the most wide ranging in the market" and " the book is very popular with students Widely adopted in its first edition the Second Edition is even more accessible to the student reader, featuring: two new chapters covering central problems in cultural studies; biology, evolution and culture; additional new material across the original chapters; added pedagogical features including chapter summaries, student exercises, boxed information, and more bullet points; greater clarity of expression; and an expanded glossary of key concepts.
Comprehensive in scope, and authoritative and balanced in its analysis, Cultural Studies maps the field, and guides the reader through all the core topics included on Cultural Studies courses, including: the key concepts in cultural studies; the key figures and schools of thought; the essential methodologies; the historical roots of the subject; the turns toward ideology, language, gender, race and identity; the challenges posed by postmodernism and postcolonialism.
This book is essential reading for all students of Cultural Studies, and the addition of even more student friendly features, will extend its readership. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published December 18th by Sage Publications Ltd first published More Details Original Title.
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See 2 questions about Cultural Studies. Theory and Practice…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Cultural Studies. Theory and Practice. Dec 16, Valkan rated it liked it. A good introduction to cultural studies, yet…from the perspective of mostly white, privileged, exclusively 'Western' theorists.
It could also become very repetitive in its claims, and is sometimes too vague when it comes to certain aspects of various philosophies… A good introduction to cultural studies, yet…from the perspective of mostly white, privileged, exclusively 'Western' theorists.
It could also become very repetitive in its claims, and is sometimes too vague when it comes to certain aspects of various philosophies… It was a frustrating read as Barker seems to have a 'cluttered' way of writing.
Besides, some of the chapters were very well written and easy to read, whereas other chapters were so incoherent that I was questioning whether Barker was understanding the subject himself.
Apr 28, Shoon Teoh rated it liked it. I would view this book as closer to an encyclopedia rather than a textbook or reader. It is dense, covering a large array of topics but very rarely going into more than a cursory analysis. Useful to have lying around if you need to look up a dictionary definition of concepts in cultural studies. I read this book a couple of years ago during my first year of my bachelors and found it illuminating but also somewhat scattershot.
This was a surprisingly hard read when compared to say, Hall's seminal Representation. Barker's style of writing seems to get in the way of the message.
That said, the content of the book is wide in breadth and very informative, providing a succinct overview on the cultural studies landscape from its early years up till the present iteration of post structuralism and post modernism, grappling with Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault, and Hall in one fell swoop.
Dec 04, Long Tran rated it really liked it Shelves: cultural-studies. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. By going from points to points on the theories constituitive of Cultural studies and the terminologies that are essential to the readers' understanding of it to the changing of the discipline and finally in its application; it goes pretty logically and overal does not omit anything as far as I am concerned; in fact i kinda felt i understand a lot more of the debates i saw online when they repeatedly go on and on about their relevance to cultural studies when i didn't see such connection.
For example, the place of Delueze and the concept of rhizomorphic? However, I am subjecting my comments to my own lack of knowledge so in the spirit of cultural studies more specifically on someone's theory but i have forgotten because i have a brain of a gold fish , i would tell what the book is about on grounds of the things that i found lacking in its content.
Ah and lets not forget the author mentioned homosexual practices which i found weird and slightly offensive. Overall, with the amount of knowledge I'm having, i chose to give this a 4-star not the intended 3-star for its comprehensiveness and the journey i have had with it. I have had my funs and also dreads while reading it; esp the final chapters oh how i hate public policy.
But i still think i have learnt from this book a lot. So looking forward to the revised edition of this review after a few other books.
Bai bai. Dec 12, LaSabra Williams rated it liked it. I read the 5th edition of this text. Sep 30, Lurino rated it really liked it Recommends it for: cultural studies n00bs. Shelves: generalcommunication. Chris barker seems to aim for the latter and ended up being the former. Nov 06, Rose Soliman is currently reading it. Started reading it and I think it's a great reference to those who are interested in cultural studies! But to be honest It confused me in some parts especially the theoretical way of studying cultural studies part!
Jan 03, Airin rated it it was amazing. Nov 05, Kuncz Arock rated it really liked it. One of the essentials for core subjects I had to take. Almost killed me. You almost got me there. Jun 23, WillJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: cultural-studies.
Gives excellent grounding, I should have read much sooner. Mar 31, Chicha rated it really liked it. I need this book for my undergraduate theses. Tianren rated it liked it Feb 26, Rick Zuijderduijn rated it liked it Apr 22, Elise rated it really liked it May 11, Aykut rated it it was ok Aug 28, Okhi Irawan Wiryanatakusumah rated it liked it Jul 15, Amanda rated it liked it Aug 13, Elisha rated it really liked it Aug 28, Robin rated it really liked it Feb 25, Hasriani rated it really liked it May 11, Jefferson Fortner rated it liked it Apr 26, Carla rated it really liked it Jun 05, Joph rated it it was amazing Mar 18,
It synthesizes a bewildering range of writers and ideas into a comprehensible narrative. Its respectful to the history of ideas and completely cutting edge. I learned a lot you will too. Barker and Jane provide an excellent introduction to Cultural Studies relationship to these core issues, both through a clear explanation of key concepts and thinkers, alongside well chosen examples and essential questions. Here is everything students need to know, with all the key concepts, theories and thinkers in one comprehensive, authoritative yet accessible resource. Teaching students the foundations of cultural studies - from ideology, representation and discourse to audiences, subcultures and cultural policy - this revised edition: Fully explores the ubiquity of digital media culture, helping readers analyse issues surrounding social media, surveillance, cyber-activism and more Introduces students to all the key thinkers theyll encounter, from Stuart Hall and Michel Foucault to Judith Butler and Donna Haraway Balances the classics with cutting edge theory, including case studies on e-commerce, the self-help industry, the transgender debate, and representations of race Embraces popular culture in all of its diversity, from drag kings and gaming, to anime fandom and remix cultures Is re-written throughout with a new co-author, making it a more enjoyable read than ever. Unmatched in coverage and used world-wide, this is the essential companion for all students of cultural studies, culture and society, media and cultural theory, popular culture and cultural sociology.
It will be warmly welcomed by students interested in how theory can help us to think through the complexities of real-world issues. For those who want to be prepped to play the game of cultural studies, this is the book to read. This is the perfect book for any student needing a vibrant, comprehensive introduction to cultural studies. An essential companion for all undergraduate students embarking on a cultural studies course or module. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
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