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Praise for the First EditionThis is the best general textbook that has been written on cultural studies to date. Barker covers an enormous amount of material. He explicates key concepts and theories in the field and focuses upon particular issues of contemporary interest. Barker is always fair in his assessment of contrasting arguments and alternative points of view. CultuPraise for the First EditionThis is the best general textbook that has been written on cultural studies to date. Barker covers an enormous amount of material. He explicates key concepts and theories in the field and focuses upon particular issues of contemporary interest. Barker is always fair in his assessment of contrasting arguments and alternative points of view. Cultural Studies - Theory and Practice will enable students to make sense of a complex, fascinating and vital field of study' Jim McGuigan, University of Loughborough"It is comprehensive in scope, clearly written, competent and accurate, and yet provides an original and useful perspective on cultural studies as well as an overview of key concepts, methods, topics, and the material of cultural studies" Doug Kellner, Graduate School of Education, UCLA"The book is certainly the most wide ranging in the market" and " the book is very popular with students... they believe it represents good value for money because of its comprehensiveness... students appreciate the accessibility of the language and the explanation of difficult theoretical concepts" Paul Manning Sociology Dept, de Montfort UniversityChris Barker has extensively revised and updated his bestselling textbook Cultural Studies, to produce an up-to-date second edition of a book that is already a comprehensive, one-stop guide for students of cultural studies and cultural theory.Widely adopted in its first edition the Second Edition is even more accessible to the student reader, featuring: two new chapters covering central problems in cultural studies; biology, evolution and culture; additional new material across the original chapters; added pedagogical features including chapter summaries, student exercises, boxed information, and more bullet points; greater clarity of expression; and an expanded glossary of key concepts.Comprehensive in scope, and authoritative and balanced in its analysis, Cultural Studies maps the field, and guides the reader through all the core topics included on Cultural Studies courses, including: the key concepts in cultural studies; the key figures and schools of thought; the essential methodologies; the historical roots of the subject; the turns toward ideology, language, gender, race and identity; the challenges posed by postmodernism and postcolonialism.This book is essential reading for all students of Cultural Studies, and the addition of even more student friendly features, will extend its readership....

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ISBN : 9780761941569
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 484 Pages
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Cultural Studies. Theory and Practice Reviews

  • Valkan
    2019-03-25 14:29

    A good introduction to cultural studies, yet…from the perspective of mostly white, privileged, exclusively 'Western' theorists. It could also become very repetitive in its claims, and is sometimes too vague when it comes to certain aspects of various philosophies…

  • LaSabra Williams
    2019-04-11 17:35

    I read the 5th edition of this text.

  • Lurino
    2019-04-01 14:35

    there's a certain limit between comprehensive and excessively detailed. Chris barker seems to aim for the latter and ended up being the former.this book is filled with so many details, it's easy to lose a train of thought when you're reading it like a textbook. from my perspective, this myriad of details is a good thing, since every textbook lovers would always need to know the inner working of things. just don't get your train lost in the shadows.i think this book is a must read for n00Bs trying to get their head on the cultural studies subject. just remember, it's prettymuch a postmodernist's book... you may not be well equipped to survive...

  • Luqman Lee
    2019-04-15 16:32

    This was a surprisingly hard read when compared to say, Hall's seminal Representation. Barker's style of writing seems to get in the way of the message. That said, the content of the book is wide in breadth and very informative, providing a succinct overview on the cultural studies landscape from its early years up till the present iteration of post structuralism and post modernism, grappling with Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault, and Hall in one fell swoop.

  • Rose Soliman
    2019-04-04 17:17

    Started reading it and I think it's a great reference to those who are interested in cultural studies ! But to be honest It confused me in some parts especially the theoretical way of studying cultural studies part !

  • Julia
    2019-03-25 19:34

    It was a frustrating read as Barker seems to have a 'cluttered' way of writing. Besides, some of the chapters were very well written and easy to read, whereas other chapters were so incoherent that I was questioning whether Barker was understanding the subject himself.

  • Airin
    2019-04-09 14:20

    one of great reference to cultural studies, i love it.

  • Topguntomcatf14
    2019-04-10 22:17

    im student and it is very urgent for me to read it im living in iran i cant buy it coze it is very expenssive

  • Ahmad Ibo
    2019-04-20 17:33

    buku pegangan wajib bagi mereka yg sedang memperdalam ranah kajian, termasuk anak sastra. mengupas tuntas berbagai teori.modern dengan bahasa terjemahan yg mudah dimengerti.

  • Kuncz Arock
    2019-04-21 16:23

    buku pengantar yang baik untuk memahami kajian budaya (cultural studies).

  • pamsreading
    2019-04-22 22:11

    One of the essentials for core subjects I had to take. Almost killed me. You almost got me there.

  • WillJ
    2019-03-22 15:18

    Gives excellent grounding, I should have read much sooner.

  • Chicha
    2019-04-11 15:10

    in practise you can see the culture teory for studie, this book excelent. thanks

  • Rifka Lutfi
    2019-03-24 14:17

    I need this book for my undergraduate theses