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.
Media International Australia
Topics and methods of the global contributors are diverse and imaginative... readable and accessible to uninitiated outsiders and curious onlookers. Choice
A handy resource in which any university or college interested in contemporary cultural studies will want to invest. European Journal of Communication
Well organized. Times Higher Education Supplement
An expansive volume beneficial for the experienced student or teacher, and an appropriate enough introduction for the novice. Design Issues
Timely Strong on recommended source materials, with good stuff in each section, and a bibliographical section at the end. For the money, then, you would get a well–informed check–list of key works written/published over the last few decades The case for making cultural studies more political, economic, and policy–related is well put. Reference Reviews
Monumental an excellent place to start exploring conundrums surrounding the vexed institutional and academic location of cultural studies a sustained, diverse, contentious set of reflections of what cultural studies might do, where, and how [It] stunningly illustrates the interdisciplinarity of the field a rich collection. American Anthropologist