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Author Hartley, John, 1948-

Title A short history of cultural studies / John Hartley
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2003

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Description [ix], 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction - A philosophy of plenty : A new endeavour? : Cultural studies as an object of study -- 1. The intelligent co-ed's guide to cultural studies : From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe : Cultural studies and literary criticism -- 2. Culture from Arnold to Schwarzenegger : Imperial literacy to pop culture : Cultural studies and mass society -- 3. 'Beating the Whites with the Red wedge' : From public service to dinner service : Cultural studies and art history -- 4. Waiting for the kettle to boil : Culture and consciousness : Cultural studies and political economy -- 5. The ordinary as a sign of itself : Culture and everyday life : Cultural studies and feminism, anthropology, sociology -- 6. Reading the readers : From Marx to market : Cultural studies and teaching -- References : Cities to behold : Cultural studies and publishing
Summary A guide to the ideas, purposes and controversies that have shaped the subject of cultural studies. The author provides lively critical narratives on an array of key figures including Arnold, Barrell, Bennett, Carey, Fiske, Foucault, Grossberg, Hall, Hawkes, Hooks, Hoggart, Leadbeater, Lissistzky, Malevich, Marx, McLuhan, McRobbie, D Miller, T Miller, Morris, Quiller-Couch, Ross, Shaw, Urry, Williams, Wilson, Wolfe and Woolf. He also examines a host of central themes in the subject including literary and political writing, publishing, civic humanism, political economy and Marxism, sociology, feminism, anthropology and the pedagogy of cultural studies. [from publisher's advertisement]
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-183) and index
Audience Specialized
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject History -- Philosophy.
Civilization -- History.
Culture.
Popular culture.
Mass media.
Culture -- Study and teaching.
LC no. 02108288
ISBN 0761950281 paperback
0761950273