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Culture and society; an introduction to cultural studies.


Culture and society; an introduction to cultural studies.

Oswell, David.

Sage Publications


246 pages




Oswell's introduction to cultural studies addresses cultural matters from two perspectives: material practices and the technologies that support them, and the value of culture in shaping lives. In addition to the main theoretical models in the field, Oswell discusses longstanding debates in cultural studies, including the production of cultural meanings, the shaping of cultural identities within structures and institutions of power, and the valorization of popular culture. He also investigates the problems of identity, of the body, of economy and of globalization. He concludes with a synthesis of the various debates and schools of thought discussed in the text and considers an ethics of cultural study.

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