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American Cultural Studies : Reader

American Cultural Studies : Reader - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0198742548

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ISBN13: 978-0198742548
ISBN10: 0198742541
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2000
International: No
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American Cultural Studies : Reader - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0198742548

John Ed. Hartley and Roberta Ed. Pearson

ISBN13: 978-0198742548
ISBN10: 0198742541
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2000
International: No

American Cultural Studies: A Reader shows how the burgeoning field of cultural studies has developed in the U.S. Introducing vital concepts, arguments, theories, and disciplinary debates, the book is an exciting panorama of great writing and powerful ideas illustrating a uniquely American response to questions of power and identity in the politics of culture. More than forty selections from key figures in "new journalism," cultural theory, the social sciences, humanities, and visual arts are gathered together in seven sections, each one introduced by helpful notes. The book also includes illustrations emphasizing the themes of each section. An introductory chapter explains the editorial selection and offers a new account of cultural studies and American studies in relation to American culture. The epilogue suggests new ways--via the Internet--of doing cultural studies and of thinking about America.

Author Bio

Hartley, John (Ed.) : Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Pearson, Roberta E. (Ed.) : Cardiff University

Vieth, Eva (Ed.) : Cardiff University

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Cultural Exceptionalism:" Freedom, Imperialism, Power, America, John Hartley

Part I: The Intellectual Context
Section 1: The New Journalism and Its Legacy

1. Tom Wolfe: What If He Is Right?
2. Susan Sontag: What's Happening to America?
3. Stokely Carmichael: Black is Good
4. Vine Deloria, Jr.: Indians Today, the Real and the Unreal
5. Marge Piercy: Through the Cracks
6. Hunter S. Thompson: Revisited: The Puerto Rican Problem

Section 2: European Cultural Theory and Its Legacy

7. Betty Friedan: The Sexual Solipsism of Sigmund Freud
8. Marshall McLuhan: The Gutenberg Galaxy
9. Marshall Sahlins: Notes on the American Clothing System
10. Umberto Eco: Travels in Hyperreality
11. Lawrence Grossberg: Identity and Cultural Studies: Is That All There Is?

Section 3: American Social Science and Its Legacy

12. Elihu Katz: The Return of the Humanities and Sociology
13. James W. Carey: Mass Communication and Cultural Studies
14. George Gerbner: Mass Media Discourse: Message System Analysis as a Component of Cultural Indicators
15. Michael Schudson: The Politics of Narrative Form: The Emergence of News Conventions in Print and Television
16. Horace Newcomb and Paul M. Hirsch: Television as a Cultural Forum

Section 4: History and Literature and Their Legacy

17. Ward Churchill: Literature as a Weapon in the Colonization of the American Indian
18. Houston A. Baker, Jr.: Handling "Crisis:" Great Books, Rap Music, and the End of Western Homogeneity (Reflections on the Humanities in America)
19. Carroll Smith-Rosenberg: Writing History: Language, Class, and Gender
20. Rita Felski: The Doxa of Difference
21. Janice Radway: What's in a Name? Presidential Address to the American Studies Association

Part II: Cultural Sites
Section 5: Identities

22. Cindy Patton: Tremble, Hetero Swine!
23. Herman Gray: African-American Political Desire and the Seductions of Contemporary Cultural Politics
24. James Houston and Arjun Appadurai: Cities and Citizenship
25. Jean Franco: Plotting Women: Popular Narratives for Women in the United States and in Latin America
26. Marjorie Garber: The Transvestite Continuum: Liberace-Valentino-Elvis

Section 6: Practices

27. Andrew Ross: The Great Un-American Numbers Game
28. George Lipsitz: Land of a Thousand Dances: Youth, Minorities, and the Rise of Rock and Roll
29. Susan Willis: Work(ing) Out
30. Paula A. Treichler: AIDS, Homophobia, and Biomedical Discourse: An Epidemic of Signification
31. Toby Miller: The Truth Is a Murky Path

Section 7: Media

32. John Fiske: Popularity and the Politics of Information
33. Lynn Spigel: From Theatre to Space Ship: Metaphors of Suburban Domesticity in Postwar America
34. Robert Stam: Eurocentrism, Polycentrism, and Multicultural Pedagogy: Film and the Quincentennial
35. Henry Jenkins: "Out of the Closet and into the Universe:" Queers and Star Trek
36. Mark Poster: CyberDemocracy: Internet and the Public Sphere
37. Manuel Castells: Materials for an Exploratory Theory of the Network Society

Eva Vieth: Epilogue: The Future is Present: American Cultural Studies on the Net

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