A Companion to Cultural Studies

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998792

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Experts from five continents provide a thorough exploration of cultural studies, looking at different ideas, places and problems addressed by the field. Brings together the latest work in cultural studies and provides a synopsis of critical trends Showcases thirty contributors from five continents Addresses the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world Offers a gritty introduction for the neophyte who is keen to find out what cultural studies is, and covers in-depth debates to satisfy the appetite of the advanced scholar Includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of cultural studies websites Now available in paperback for the course market.

A Companion to Film Theory

Author: Toby Miller,Robert Stam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies. Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship. Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology. Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future. Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.

A Companion to Museum Studies

Author: Sharon Macdonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory

Author: Imre Szeman,Sarah Blacker,Justin Sully

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118472314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades. Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections – lineages and problematics – that facilitate its use both by students new to the field and advanced scholars and researchers Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging

A Companion to Television

Author: Janet Wasko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140519877X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 648

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A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of 31 original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century Explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have led to television s current incarnation, and predict its likely future Covers technology and aesthetics, television s relationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects Essays are by an international group of first–rate scholars For information, news, and content from Blackwell′s reference publishing program please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/reference/

A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies

Author: Astrid Erll,Ansgar Nünning

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110229981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 441

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This handbook represents the interdisciplinary and international field of cultural memory studies for the first time in one volume. Articles by renowned international scholars offer readers a unique overview of the key concepts of cultural memory studies. The handbook not only documents current research in an unprecedented way; it also serves as a forum for bringing together approaches from areas as varied as sociology, political sciences, history, theology, literary studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences."

A Companion to Media Studies

Author: Angharad N. Valdivia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171952

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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A Companion to Media Studies is a comprehensive collectionthat brings together new writings by an international team toprovide an overview of the theories and methodologies that haveproduced this most interdisciplinary of fields. Tackles a variety of central concepts and controversies,organized into six areas of study: foundations, production, mediacontent, media audiences, effects, and futures Provides an accessible point of entry into this expansive andinterdisciplinary field Includes the writings of renowned media scholars, includingMcQuail, Schiller, Gallagher, Wartella, and Bryant Now available in paperback for the course market.

A Companion to Sport

Author: David L. Andrews,Ben Carrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325281

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leadingsports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sportas a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, asone of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whosework lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leadingtheorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social andcultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory,gender, violence, race, disability and politics

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

Author: Paul Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119237165

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies offers scholars and fans an accessible and engaging resource for understanding the rapidly expanding field of fan studies. International in scope and written by a team that includes many major scholars, this volume features over thirty especially-commissioned essays on a variety of topics, which together provide an unparalleled overview of this fast-growing field. Separated into five sections—Histories, Genealogies, Methodologies; Fan Practices; Fandom and Cultural Studies; Digital Fandom; and The Future of Fan Studies—the book synthesizes literature surrounding important theories, debates, and issues within the field of fan studies. It also traces and explains the social, historical, political, commercial, ethical, and creative dimensions of fandom and fan studies. Exploring both the historical and the contemporary fan situation, the volume presents fandom and fan studies as models of 21st century production and consumption, and identifies the emergent trends in this unique field of study.

A Companion to Postcolonial Studies

Author: Henry Schwarz,Sangeeta Ray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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This volume examines the tumultuous changes that have occurred and are still occurring in the aftermath of European colonization of the globe from 1492 to 1947. Ranges widely over the major themes, regions, theories and practices of postcolonial study Presents original essays by the leading proponents of postcolonial study in the Americas, Europe, India, Africa, East and West Asia Provides clear introductions to the major social and political movements underlying colonization and decolonization, accessible histories of the literature and culture, and separate regions affected by European colonization Features introductory essays on the major thinkers and intellectual schools that have informed strategies of national liberation worldwide Offers an incisive summary of the long history and theory of modern European colonization in local detail and global scale

A Concise Companion to American Studies

Author: John Carlos Rowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319088

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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A Companion to American Studies is an essential volume that brings together voices and scholarship from across the spectrum of American experience. A collection of 22 original essays which provides an unprecedented introduction to the "new" American Studies: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline Addresses a variety of subjects, from foundations and backgrounds to the field, to different theories of the “new” American Studies, and issues from globalization and technology to transnationalism and post-colonialism Explores the relationship between American Studies and allied fields such as Ethnic Studies, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies Designed to provoke discussion and help students and scholars at all levels develop their own approaches to contemporary American Studies

A Companion to Latina/o Studies

Author: Juan Flores,Renato Rosaldo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766026

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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A Companion to Latina/o Studies is a collection of 40 original essays written by leading scholars in the field, dedicated to exploring the question of what 'Latino/a' is. Brings together in one volume a diverse range of original essays by established and emerging scholars in the field of Latina/o Studies Offers a timely reference to the issues, topics, and approaches to the study of US Latinos - now the largest minority population in the United States Explores the depth of creative scholarship in this field, including theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and economic perspectives, education, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and religion Considers areas of broader concern, including history, identity, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and Native American heritage).

A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

Author: George E. Haggerty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119000858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies is the first single volume survey of current discussions taking place in this rapidly developing area of study. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the editors gather new essays by an international team of established and emerging scholars Addresses the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality Engages the future of queer studies by asking what sexuality stands for, what work it does, and how it continues to structure discussions in various academic disciplines as well as contemporary politics

A Companion to Asian American Studies

Author: Kent A. Ono

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137096

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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A Companion to Asian American Studies is comprised of 20 previously published essays that have played an important historical role in the conceptualization of Asian American studies as a field. Essays are drawn from international publications, from the 1970s to the present Includes coverage of psychology, history, literature, feminism, sexuality, identity politics, cyberspace, pop culture, queerness, hybridity, and diasporic consciousness Features a useful introduction by the editor reviewing the selections, and outlining future possibilities for the field Can be used alongside Asian American Studies After Critical Mass, edited by Kent A. Ono, for a complete reference to Asian American Studies.

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

Author: Nicolas S. Witschi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies

A Companion to Popular Culture

Author: Gary Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118883330

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies

A Companion to Gender Studies

Author: Philomena Essed,David Theo Goldberg,Audrey Kobayashi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188081

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

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A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It is designed to demonstrate in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality. Presents a unified and comprehensive vision of gender studies, and its new directions, injecting a much-needed infusion of new ideas into the field; Organized thematically and written in a lucid and lively fashion, each chapter gives insightful consideration to the differing views on its topic, and also clarifies each contributor's own position; Features original contributions from an international panel of leading experts in the field, and is co-edited by the well-known and internationally respected David Theo Goldberg.

A Companion to Art Theory

Author: Paul Smith,Carolyn Wilde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998423

Category: Art

Page: 552

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The Companion provides an accessible critical survey of Western visual art theory from sources in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance thought through to contemporary writings.

A Companion to Cultural Geography

Author: James Duncan,Nuala C. Johnson,Richard H. Schein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997257

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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A Companion to Cultural Geography brings together original contributions from 35 distinguished international scholars to provide a critical overview of this dynamic and influential field of study. Provides accessible overviews of key themes, debates and controversies from a variety of historical and theoretical vantage points Charts significant changes in cultural geography in the twentieth century as well as the principal approaches that currently animate work in the field A valuable resource not just for geographers but also those working in allied fields who wish to get a clear understanding of the contribution geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates

A Companion to American Literary Studies

Author: Caroline F. Levander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119062519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject. Offers up-to-date accounts of major new critical approaches to American literary studies Presents state-of-the-art essays on a full range of topics central to the field Essays explore critical and institutional genealogies of the field, increasingly diverse conceptions of American literary study, and unprecedented material changes such as the digital revolution A unique anthology in the field, and an essential resource for libraries, faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates