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Cultural Studies. From Theory to Action. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226475
  • Book
  • August 2004
  • 600 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Cultural Studies: From Theory to Action is a landmark collection of key works that inspires, provokes, and revitalizes conversations about issues of social and economic justice and the current crisis in democracy.
  • Brings together work done in key areas of concern to cultural studies, including globalization, class analysis, media and representational politics, racism, sexism, and heterosexism.
  • Juxtaposes major theoretical pieces with “micro-literatures” by activists, artists, and teachers who are striving hard to put theory into practices.
  • Highlights consciousness-raising, coalition building, resistance, activism and structural change to chart the ways a critical public can effectively wage war against oppression.
  • Includes generous lists of suggested readings, lists of activist organizations, web resources, and a list of journals that “go against the grain”.
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Preface: How To Use This Book.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Revitalizing The Dialogue: Theory, Coalition Building, And Social Change: Pepi Leistyna.

Part I: The Politics Of Economic Oppression: Anti-Colonialism Meets Globalization:.

1. Unity And Changes In The Ideology Of Political Economy: Samir Amin.

2. The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism In The Age Of Global Capitalism: Arif Dirlik.

3. Time And Class: Zygmunt Bauman.

4. Theoretical Therapies, Remote Remedies: Saps And The Political Ecology Of Poverty And Health In Africa: Brooke G. Schoepf, Claude Schoepf & Joyce V. Millen.

5. A New Way Of Thinking In Action: The Zapatistas In Mexico -- A Postmodern Guerrilla Movement? Fernanda Navarro.

6. Workers' Resistance: Anita Chan.

7. Life Against Gold: Ustun Reinart.

8. The Campus Anti-Sweatshop Movement: Richard Apelbaum & Peter Dreier.

9. The NGO-Ization Of Grassroots Politics: Sangeeta Kamat.

Part II: Representational Politics: Making Up Your Own Mind By Minding The Popular Media:.

10. Global Media, Neoliberalism, And Imperialism: Robert Mcchesney.

11. Theoretical Orthodoxies: Textualism, Constructivism And The 'New Ethnography' In Cultural Studies: David Morley.

12. Disney, Southern Baptists, & Children's Culture: The Magic Kingdom As Sodom And Gomorrah? Henry Giroux.

13. Seeing Ourselves, Being Ourselves: Broadcasting Aboriginal Television In Canada: Jennifer David.

14. Zines: Stephen Duncombe.

15. The Ho'okele Netwarriors In The Liquid Continent: Kekula P. Bray-Crawford.

16. Internet Subcultures And Political Activism: Richard Kahn & Douglas Kellner.

17. Staring Back: Self-Representations Of Disabled Performance Artists: Rosemarie Garland Thomson.

18. Noise From Underground: Punk Rock's Anarchic Rhythms Spur A New Generation To Political Activism: Johnny Temple.

Part III: Identity And Ethnicity In The Face Of Discrimination And Racism:.

19. Rethinking Recognition: Nancy Fraser.

20. The Roots Of International Racism: Fidel Castro.

21. Invention, Memory, And Place: Edward Said.

22. White Ethnic Unconsciousness: Pepi Leistyna.

23. Racial Justice In A Multi-Ethnic Society: Bhikhu Parekh.

24. Where Was The Color In Seattle? Looking For Reasons Why The Great Battle Was So White: Elizabeth 'Betita' Martinez.

25. Sharing The Story Of The Movement: The Project Hip-Hop Experience: Nancy Murray.

26. World Conference Against Racism: Prospects And Challenges: A.S. Narang.

Part IV: Gendered Identities In The Realm Of Patriarchy:.

27. Women Workers And Capitalist Scripts: Ideologies Of Domination, Common Interests, And The Politics Of Solidarity: Chandra Talpade Mohanty.

28. Radicalizing Feminism From The 'Movement Era' On: Joy James.

29. Mana Wahine Theory: Creating Space For Maori Women's Theories: Leonie Pihama.

30. Afghan Women's Long Struggle: Women Working For Freedom: Tahmeena Faryal.

31. Minjung Feminism: Korean Women's Movement For Gender And Class Liberation: Miriam Ching Yoon Louie.

32. Reconstructing Masculinity In The Locker Room: The Mentors In Violence Prevention Project: Jackson Katz.

Part V: Heterosexism And Homophobia: Critical Interventions:.

33. The Globalization Of Sexual Identities: Dennis Altman.

34. Black Lesbians: Passing, Stereotypes And Transformation: Jewelle Gomez.

35. Trashing The Clinic And Burning Down The Beauty Parlor: Activism Transmutes Pitiable Patients Into Feisty Gender Radicals: Pat Califia.

36. At A Turning Point: Organized Labor, Sexual Diversity, And The New South Africa: Mazibuko K. Jara, Naomi Webster, And Gerald Hunt.

37. Gay Teens Fight Back: A New Generation Of Gay Youth Won't Tolerate Harassment In Their Schools: Doug Ireland.

Part VI: Getting Informed, Getting Involved: Places To Turn To.

38. Who Needs Cultural Research?: Ien Ang.

List Of Activist Organizations And Web Resources.

A List Of Journals That Go Against The Grain.

Suggested Reading.

Index

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Pepi Leistyna University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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