Companion brings together the latest work in cultural studies and provides a synopsis of critical trends. Thirty contributors from five continents address the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world.
The volume offers a gritty introduction for the neophyte who is keen to find out what all the fuss is about, and it also covers debates that will satisfy the appetite of the advanced scholar. Hence, it will stimulate debate as well as providing an accessible introduction.
A cultural studies resource guide including a comprehensive bibliography is also provided.
Part I: Disciplines:.
2. Interdisciplinarity: Mark Gibson, Murdoch University and Alec McHoul, Murdoch University.
3. Is There a Cultural Studies of Law?: Rosemary Coombe, University of Toronto and York University.
4. The Renewal of the Cultural in Sociology: Randy Martin, New York University.
5. Sociology, Cultural Studies, and Disciplinary Boundaries: Frank Webster, University of Birmingham.
6. Notes on the Traffic Between Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies: Marianne de Laet, California Institute of Technology.
7. Political Economy within Cultural Studies: Richard Maxwell, Queens College, CUNY.
8. Cultural Studies and Philosophy: An Intervention: Douglas Kellner, UCLA.
9. "X" Never, Ever Marks the Spot: Archaeology and Cultural Studies: Silke Morgenroth.
10. The Unbalanced Reciprocity Between Cultural Studies and Anthropology: George E. Marcus, Rice University.
11. Media Studies and Cultural Studies: A Symbiotic Convergence: John Nguyet Erni, University of New Hampshire.
Part II: Places:.
12. Comparative Cultural Studies Traditions: Latin America and the U.S.: George Yudice, New York University.
13. Can Cultural Studies Speak Spanish?: Jorge Mariscal, University of California – San Diego.
14. Australasia: Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia.
15. Peripheral Vision: Chinese Cultural Studies in Hong Kong: Eric Kit–wai Ma, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
16. Decentering the Centre: Cultural Studies in Britain and its Legacy: Ben Carrington, University of Brighton.
17. European Cultural Studies: Paul Moore, University of Ulster.
Part III: Issues:.
18. Let′s Get Serious: Notes on Teaching Youth Culture: Justin Lewis, Cardiff University.
19. Looking Backwards and Forwards at Cultural Studies: Paul Smith, University of Sussex.
20. Close Encounters: Sport, Science, and Political Culture: C. L. Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
21. Intellectuals, Culture, Policy: The Practical and the Critical: Tony Bennett, Open University.
22. Listening to the State: Culture, Power, and Cultural Policy in Colombia: Ana Mara Ochoa Gautier, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
23. Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk: Andrea Fraser.
24. The Scandalous Fall of Feminism and the "First Black President": Melissa Deem, University of Iowa.
25. Rap and Feng Shui: On Ass Politics, Cultural Studies, and the Timbaland Sound: Jason King, New York University.
26. Fashion: Sarah Berry.
27. Cultural Studies and Race: Robert Stam, New York University.
28. Globalization and Culture: Toby Miller, New York University and Geoffrey Lawrence, Central Queensland University, Australia.
29. "Cricket, with a Plot": Nationalism, Cricket, and Diasporic Identities: Suvendrini Perera, University of Sri Lanka.
Part IV: Sources:.
30. Bibliographical Resources for Cultural Studies: Toby Miller, NYU.