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  The Cultural Studies Issue - Cultural Studies als Studies in Industrial Culture
Lawrence Grossberg (1994) schreibt: »Cultural Studies definieren zu wollen ist eine riskante Angelegenheit.« - um sich in der Folge auf 30 Seiten mit solchen (seiner Meinung nach mehr oder weniger fehlgeschlagenen) Versuchen auseinanderzusetzen.
Doch gerade an den Cultural Studies wird sichtbar, daß ihre Forschungsgegenstände sich mit Regelmäßigkeit einer monodisziplinären Analyse entziehen.
Cultural Studies dagegen wagen gezielt eine Theoriebildung in der terra incognita sich eben erst formierender und entwickelnder Phänomene.
www.siam-online.org /09_cultural/studies_marx.html   (2815 words)

 Cultural Studies Central
Cultural Studies today is a simmering stew of the ideas, voices, and lives of people all over the world.
Cultural Studies Central is a gathering spot and central clearinghouse where those of us who live and breathe Cultural Studies can go to learn more and do more.
CSC features original interactive commentary and analysis, links to the best cultural studies resources on the planet, and pointers to exciting and superior World Wide Web projects devoted to special cultural studies interests.
www.culturalstudies.net   (1510 words)

  Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Cultural Studies is an international journal which explores the relation between cultural practices, everyday life, material, economic, political, geographical and historical contexts.
After all, cultural studies is still almost impossible to define, especially given the enormous diversity of work that is carried on in its name.
And despite the many misappropriations and misrepresentations of cultural studies, I now understand that it is precisely as a project—a radically contextual practice of the articulation of knowledge and power-- that cultural studies will continue to challenge dominant intellectual and political practices, and to look to the possibilities of the future.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/routledge/09502386.html   (476 words)

  Structures vs. interaction, political economy vs. cultural studies
The subtitle would imply that there is one cultural studies entity, one camp of advocates with shared beliefs and expectations who would come together in their rendezvous and agree on massive arguments in order to confront attacks from political economy.
Cultural studies, on the other hand, deals with analyses of audiences and their reaction to the messages that are sent.
The danger of a cultural studies approach that limits itself to isolated studies, for instance audience ethnography, is that it leads to «an accumulation of empirical verifications» that is «not adequate for purposes of open-ended cultural critique» (Ang, 1996: 137).
www.geocities.com /terjeskjerdal/pol_ec.htm   (5023 words)

 Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Arts - Cultural Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In other words, Cultural Studies is interested in the analysis of art and literature, science and technology, media and popular texts, and the meanings and practices that constitute ordinary life.
Cultural Studies 100 and Cultural Studies 101 are two interdisciplinary core courses that introduce students to the dynamic and innovative Cultural Studies Program at Laurier.
To this end, KS 100 and KS 101 introduces students to new ways of “reading” culture that are adequate to the world’s complexity and will allow students to combine their work in Cultural Studies with a variety of other, already established, programs at WLU.
www.wlu.ca /homepage.php?grp_id=87   (314 words)

 Cultural Studies
Cultural studies is the interdisciplinary study of the relationships between popular, national, and contemporary global cultures and subcultures as they are experienced in everyday life.
Cultural studies is particularly relevant for students who intend to pursue careers in the media, education, arts policy, advertising, creative industries, multimedia and other related fields.
It is recommended that students planning to enter honours in cultural studies or who have already qualified to enter honours in cultural studies undertake the subjects 106-453 Introduction to Theory in either their third or fourth year of studies.
www.unimelb.edu.au /HB/areas/ACULTUR.html   (1262 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Cultural Studies
Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the forms, practices and experiences of contemporary cultural life.
Indeed, many of the key figures in the early development of cultural studies were committed Marxists and one of their central objectives was to show how the culture of everyday life functions as a site of hegemony, the reproduction and naturalization of social power structures.
Unlike traditional approaches where the audiences of mass culture are regularly assumed to be abstract collectives that passively imbibe the meanings of cultural commodities, cultural studies insists on both the diversity and agency of cultural consumers.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/cultural_studies.html   (657 words)

 The Need for Cultural Studies
Instead, Cultural Studies has the possibility of investigating culture as a set of activities which is lived and developed within asymmetrical relations of power, or as irreducibly a process which cannot be immobilized in the image of a storehouse.
Cultural Studies needs to develop a theory of the way in which different social formations are both produced and reproduced within the asymmetrical relations of power characterizing the dominant society.
Cultures are produccd as groups make sense of their social existence in the course of everyday experience Culture is intimate, therefore, with thc world of practical action.
theory.eserver.org /need.html   (5586 words)

 Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies situates culture as a terrain of political and economic struggle.
Students are encouraged to enroll in a field studies seminar that promotes participation in and analysis of the local community's cultural practices.
The department offers stand-alone Masters and Ph.D.s in Cultural Studies, as well as a concentration in media studies, a concentration in museum studies, and a graduate certificate in Africana studies.
www.cgu.edu /pages/441.asp   (180 words)

 aktapp.net Cultural studies
Cultural studies combines sociology, social theory, literary theory, film/video studies, cultural anthropology and art history/criticism to study cultural phenomena in industrial societies.
The British version of cultural studies was developed in the 1960s mainly under the influence of Richard Hoggart and Stuart Hall at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham.
Cultural studies is not a unified theory but a diverse field of study encompassing many different approaches, methods, and academic perspectives; as in any academic discipline, cultural studies academics frequently debate among themselves.
www.aktapp.net /cultural-studies.htm   (1058 words)

 Cultural Studies : Department of English : The University of Melbourne
Cultural Studies at Melbourne offers students an exciting and productive environment in which to acquire and develop essential skills in cultural analysis and communication.
Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary field concerned with cultural identities and media, cultural texts from movies to mardi gras, the workings of cultural power, the consumption of cultural commodities, the relationships between popular, national, and contemporary global cultures, with the circulation, effects and meanings of culture in everyday life.
Cultural Studies is particularly relevant for students interested in pursuing careers in the media, eduction, arts policy, advertising, creative arts, multimedia and other related fields.
www.english.unimelb.edu.au /culturalstudies   (234 words)

 Mills College - Literature & Cultural Studies
One of the main objectives of the major and minor is to address the study of cultures other than those which belong to the English and North American traditions, while acquiring an appropriate level of foreign language proficiency.
The major and minor incorporate cultural contents (representations in different kinds of texts such as film and popular culture), critical methodology, and contemporary concepts and theories of cultural study in conjunction with key notions for an understanding of cultural formations.
The reflection on national and cultural identities and intellectual traditions, and the diversity of human thought and experience, are at the core of the critical enterprise of cultural studies.
www.mills.edu /academics/undergraduate/litcult   (230 words)

 Swirl: What Is Cultural Studies?
The term is appropriated from literary studies and depends on an analogy between the close analysis conventionally applied to literary texts and the close analysis cultural studies applies to popular cultural texts" (23).
Cultural Studies from the beginning has shared concerns and methods of analysis with Marxist theory.
Because cultural processes are intimately connected with social relations, especially class, gender, and racial structural divisions, culture is understood to involve power and helps maintain and create inequalities within and between social groups.
www.sou.edu /English/IDTC/Issues/CultStud/whatis.htm   (500 words)

 Teaching Social and Cultural Studies
Teaching social studies and cultural studies is facilitated with these lessons about world cultures.
Fascinating cultural facts such as what it means to tap your elbow with the palm of your hand and what Spanish singer has sold more records than any other male singer in the world broaden kids' knowledge of Hispanic cultures and enhance language...
Teaching social studies and cultural studies is facilitated with these lessons about farm life.
www.homeschooldiscount.com /subjects/child/PEOPLES.htm   (1227 words)

 Cultural Studies : University of Sussex
On these pages you should find all the information you need regarding Cultural Studies at Sussex, including details of the undergraduate programme, the distinctiveness of Cultural Studies at Sussex and a message from the Director of Cultural Studies.
The word culture is used to describe all manner of things: sometimes this means actual products like penicillin, yoghurt or garden produce.
Cultural Studies at Sussex takes a deeper look at the meanings of culture in relation to certain key concepts: identity, history, globalisation, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity.
www.sussex.ac.uk /cultural   (215 words)

 Cultural Studies Home Page
In today's era of economic globalization and restructuring, the language of culture is increasingly heard in debates about issues as diverse as nationalism, human rights, immigration, trade, the environment, media, literacy, and education.
An understanding of the impact of such global transformations on local and national communities requires an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture, especially in places such as Hawai'i, situated geographically and politically at the intersection of US and Asian spheres of influence.
Cultural studies scholars concerned with the constraints particular to their discipline often work in collaboration with those in other fields of inquiry in order to more fully account for the complexity of contemporary cultural phenomena.
www2.hawaii.edu /~culture   (575 words)

 the university program in Cultural Studies - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The University Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program with both curricular and scholarly resources and responsibilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Its goal is to encourage interdisciplinary research and education in cultural studies and to help produce a viable and flexible model for cultural studies and its role in the contemporary university by working closely with other departments and interdisciplinary programs.
(5) its object of study is the relations between specific cultural practices or discourses, everyday life and structures of power (in relation to such diverse issues as subjectivity, agency and globalization) and its practice is, of necessity, self-reflective.
www.ibiblio.org /upcs   (309 words)

 Institute for Cultural Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Institute for Cultural Studies is a research and educational unit linked to the Department of Literary studies (Faculty of Arts) at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
The Institute for Cultural Studies is situated on the crossroads of theoretical reflection on cultural phenomena and the diverse practices of cultural mediation.
The Institute's intellectual aim is to study the relations between the arts, media, and society at large.
www.culturelestudies.be /eng.htm   (245 words)

 SAGE Publications - Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies
Cultural Studies<->Critical Methodologies is an interdisciplinary quarterly publication drawing from those scholarly traditions in the social sciences and the humanities which are premised on a critical, performance-based cultural studies agenda.
The mandate for this interdisciplinary, international journal is to move methods talk in cultural studies to the forefront, into the regions of moral discourse.
Cultural Studies<->Critical Methodologies understands that the discourses of a critical cultural studies methodology are basic to any effort to re-engage the promise of the social sciences and the humanities for democracy in the 21st Century.
www.sagepub.com /journal.aspx?pid=255   (277 words)

 Centre for Cultural Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was established in 1985 to create an interdisciplinary forum for the study of cultural practices, texts and institutions, drawing on a wide range of departments and disciplines.
It is the focus of scholarly teaching and research in theoretical and historical studies of cultural formations with special interest in visual culture, film, music, postcolonial theory and philosophical cultural studies.
The Centre offers an MA in Cultural Studies and a BA in Cultural Studies where dual emphasis is on a critical analysis of the paradigms of cultural theory and on historically situated analyses of cultural formations and transformations.
www.leeds.ac.uk /fine_art/cecs   (318 words)

 Cultural Studies: Communication Studies Resources: The University of Iowa
A research tool for exploring the relevance of the study of human cognition to literary and cultural studies, edited by Francis Steen.
Culture Machine is an international, inter-active, e-journal in cultural theory/cultural studies, accessed through the WWW and entirely free.
Although the cultural aspect seems to have been deemphasized, projects from the Cultural Landscapes Studies program from 1997 to 2003 are still available.
www.uiowa.edu /%7Ecommstud/resources/culturalStudies.html   (1974 words)

 English Department
Cultural studies looks at all these things and the theories that help us understand their historical and cultural significance: marxism, feminism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, post-colonial theory, and race and ethnic studies.
While cultural studies scholars study many things, they share a commitment to interdisciplinarity, contextualization, and social and political engagement.
Our Cultural Studies Program is a track of the MA degree in literature.
www.k-state.edu /english/programs/culturalstudies.html   (544 words)

 What is Cultural Studies? || Cultural Studies at George Mason University
Cultural Studies provides a space for scholarly dialogues that draw on theory and methods from several disciplines—anthropology, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology.
But whereas the traditional disciplines tend to produce stable objects of study, research in cultural studies attempts to account for cultural objects under conditions constrained by power and defined by contestation, conflict, and change.
Cultural studies also emphasizes self-reflexivity: an awareness that scholars and their scholarship are themselves caught up in the social currents and in the global circulation of meanings being studied.
culturalstudies.gmu.edu /what_is/what_is.html   (198 words)

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