The Cultural Study of Work

Author: Douglas A. Harper,Helene M. Lawson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519183

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

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"From Rashomon (1950) to Ran (1985), Kurosawa set new boundaries for world cinema. His career spanned on of Japan's most dramatic centuries and produced a string of masterpieces ... In the first major documentary to be made since his death in 1998, Kurosawa's family and colleagues are joined by critics from Japan and America to produce a comprehensive assessment of his achievements ... [and includes] extensive clips from Kurosawa's films; interviews with James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Teruyo Nogami, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada, Tatsuya Nakadai, director Kno Ichikawa, critic Tadao Sato and Kurosawa historian, Donal Ritchie"--Case-slip.
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The Cultural Study of Music

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754326

Category: Music

Page: 376

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Inside Culture

Re-imagining the Method of Cultural Studies

Author: Nick Couldry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847876293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Inside Culture offers a fresh and stimulating reassessment of the direction of cultural studies. Nick Couldry argues without apology for cultural studies as a discipline centred around the interrelations of culture and power, with a clear focus on accountable empirical research that deals with the real complexities of contemporary lives - `inside' culture. Chapters discuss the broad conceptual issues around `cultures', `texts', `the self', and the individual. There are detailed discussions of a range of cultural studies authors which demystify the elaborate language of contemporary cultural studies, with suggestions for further thinking at the end of chapters.
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Co-opting Culture

Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies

Author: Garrick B. Harden,Robert Carley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1461633257

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Working from the idea that Sociology and Cultural Studies have developed distinct and valuable toolkits for understanding culture, Harden and Carley have brought together a collection of essays that address the ways in which the cultures around race, sex, and gender are mediated through or intersect with politics, society, and economy.
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The Cultural Industries

Author: David Hesmondhalgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761954538

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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The Cultural Industries combines a political economy approach with the best aspects of cultural studies, sociology, communication studies and social theory to provide an overview of the key debates surrounding cultural production. The book: Considers both the entertainment and the information sectors Combines analysis of the contemporary scene with a long-range historical perspective Draws on an range of examples from North America, the UK, Europe and elsewhere
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Cultural Work

Understanding the Cultural Industries

Author: Andrew Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134439571

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Cultural Work examines the conditions of the production of culture. It maps the changed character of work within the cultural and creative industries, examines the increasing diversity of cultural work and offers new methods for analysing and thinking about cultural workplaces. Studying television, popular music, performance art, radio, film production and live performance it offers occupational biographies, cultural histories, practitioners' evidence, considerations of the economic environment as well as new ways of observing and studying the cultural industries.
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The Cultural Study of Law

Reconstructing Legal Scholarship

Author: Paul W. Kahn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226422558

Category: Law

Page: 169

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Drawing on philosophers from Plato to Foucault and cultural anthropologists and historians such as Clifford Geertz and Perry Miller, Kahn outlines the conceptual tools necessary for such an inquiry. He analyzes the concepts of time, space, citizen, judge, sovereignty, and theory within the culture of law's rule and goes on to consider the methodological problems entailed in stripping the study of law of its reformist ambitions.
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The Cultural Studies Reader

Author: Simon During

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415137543

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

View: 1988

Written for students wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions, this text contains essays covering major methods and theories, and takes account of changes in the field with articles on areas such as technology and science and globalization.
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The Body

The Key Concepts

Author: Lisa Blackman

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886213

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Questions around 'the body' are central to social theory. Our changing understanding of the body now challenges the ways we conceive power, ideology, subjectivity and social and cultural process. The Body: the key concepts highlights and analyses the debates which make the body central to current sociological, psychological, cultural and feminist thinking. Today, questions around the body are intrinsic to a wide range of debates - from technological developments in media and communications, to socio-cultural questions around representation, performance, class, race, gender and sexuality, to the more 'physical' concerns of health and illness, sleep, diet and eating disorders, body parts and the senses.The Body: the key concepts is the ideal introduction for any student seeking a concise and up-to-date analysis of the complex and influential debates around the body in contemporary culture.
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Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law

Author: Cheryl Suzack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628588

Category: American literature

Page: 192

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Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Indigenous Women's Writing, Storytelling, and Law -- Chapter One: Gendering the Politics of Tribal Sovereignty: Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978) and Ceremony (1977) -- Chapter Two: The Legal Silencing of Indigenous Women: Racine v. Woods (1983) and In Search of April Raintree (1983) -- Chapter Three: Colonial Governmentality and GenderViolence: State of Minnesota v. Zay Zah (1977) and The Antelope Wife (1998) -- Chapter Four: Land Claims, Identity Claims: Manypenny v. United States (1991) and Last Standing Woman (1997) -- Conclusion: For an Indigenous-Feminist Literary Criticism -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
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Video Playtime

The Gendering of a Leisure Technology

Author: Ann Gray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415058650

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

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The 1980s saw an explosion in the use of the domestic video cassette recorder (VCR), arguably the most significant new form of home entertainment technology since television. In Video Playtime Ann Gray investigates what women themselves felt about the VCR, both in terms of the ways these entertainment facilities were used within their households, and what kinds of programmes and films they themselves particularly enjoyed. Ann Gray draws heavily on verbatim quotes from discussions to provide a rich description of different types of household micro-cultures and to give readers more direct access to the women themselves and the ways in which they accounted for their own experience. Video Playtime addresses questions of domestic technology as well as those of taste and cultural preference, particularly in relation to class, addressing the dynamics of power within existing social and cultural relations and thereby setting the analysis within a much wider social context.
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French Cultural Studies

Criticism at the Crossroads

Author: Marie-Pierre Le Hir,Dana Strand

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791445860

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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Addresses the theoretical and pedagogical implications of redefining French Studies as an interdisciplinary field, while providing practical examples of the kind of criticism that such a shift would entail.
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Cultural Studies and the Working Class

Author: Sally R. Munt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441115439

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This work challenges the field of British cultural studies to return to the question of social class as a primary focus of study. The chapters examine contemporary working-class life and its depiction in the media through a number of case studies on topics such as popular cinema, football, romance magazines and club culture. The essays pose methodologies for understanding working-class responses to dominant culture, and explore the contradictions and limitations of the traditional Marxist model. The book's contributors conclude that it is time for cultural theorists to revisit issues of working-class cultural formations and to renew the original radical intentions of the discipline by reintegrating class analysis into social templates of race, sexuality and gender.
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The Ethics of Cultural Studies

Author: Joanna Zylinska

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826475237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Ethical questions feature prominently on today's cultural andpolitical agendas. The Ethics of Cultural Studies presents an ethicalmanifesto for Cultural Studies, an exploration of its current ethicaland political concerns, and of its future challenges.The book is concerned with ethics in the material world, and drawson examples as diverse as cloning and genetics, asylum andimmigration, experiments in plastic surgery and in electronic anddigital art, memories of the Holocaust, September 11th, and mediarepresentations of violence and crime.The Ethics of Cultural Studies is a groundbreaking intervention thatsets the debate on ethics in cultural study, and offers an invaluablesource of ideas for students of contemporary culture.
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Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition

Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439108951

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction in everyday life, the forty-six selections bring students face-to-face with the twin projects of contemporary sociology: understanding the individual's experience of society and analyzing social structure. The fourteenth edition's exceptional new readings include selections on the role of sympathy in everyday life, mistaken perceptions of the American family, the effects of a criminal record on getting a job, and the major social trends affecting our future. Together with these essential new articles, the selections by Peter Berger, Herbert Gans, Erving Goffman, Donna Eder, Zella Luria, C. Wright Mills, Deborah Tannen, Barrie Thorne, Sidney Katz, Philip Zimbardo, and many others provide firsthand reporting that gives students a sense of "being there." Henslin also explains basic methods of social research, providing insight into how sociologists explore the social world. The selections in Down to Earth Sociology highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, and religion to the contemporary crises of racial tension, crime, rape, poverty, and homelessness.
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Cultural Studies

Theory and Practice

Author: Chris Barker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200183

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Chris Barker's best-selling Cultural Studies has established itself as the leading undergraduate introduction to Cultural Studies. It takes the student through all they need to know: the theoretical foundations and developments of Cultural Studies and the questions that occupy the field today, from the multiple meanings of 'culture' itself to ideology, language, subjectivity, sex, space, race, media, the urban, youth and resistance. With its concise, accessible definitions, stimulating activities, checked 'key points', chapter summaries, and an expanded glossary, it is an indispensable tool for students and lecturers alike. This third edition is fully updated with: • a new chapter on electronic media and 'digital culture'; • major additions of material on the creative industries, culture jamming, new feminism and 'raunch culture' and globalization; • all-new photographs presented with pedagogic activities; • biographical snapshots of key figures in cultural studies. This book is now even more the best-value one-stop shop for Cultural Studies. Chris Barker is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, and author of The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies.
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Cultural Studies

Author: Lawrence Grossberg,Cary Nelson,Paula Treichler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135201269

Category: Art

Page: 800

View: 6442

Featuring new essays by such prominent cultural theorists as Tony Bennett, Homi Bhabha, Donna Haraway, bell hooks, Constance Penley, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, and Cornel West, Cultural Studies offers numerous specific cultural analyses while simultaneously defining and debating the common body of assumptions, questions, and concerns that have helped create the field.
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Russia's Youth and its Culture

A Nation's Constructors and Constructed

Author: Hilary Pilkington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134876432

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Since the political whirlwinds of the mid-1980s and the fall of communism in 1991, Russia has undergone dramatic social change, much of which has escaped the attention of Western media. In her new book, Hilary Pilkington applies the methods of cultural studies research to the study of Russian youth. She does this by `deconstructing' the social discourses within which Russian youth has been constructed and by providing an alternative reading of youth cultural activity, based on an ethnographic study of Moscow youth culture at the end of the 1980s. The book also charts the passage of western youth cultural studies in the twentieth century and suggests some new ways forward in the light of the Russian experience. Hilary Pilkington traces the cultural themes of youth culture in the Anglo-American tradition and within the Soviet Union, before examining the impact of perestroika on the media and its ramifications for the discussion of youth. The book ends with a study of young people in Moscow and youth cultural groups; the product of field work and interviews in the city.
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Cultural Policy Review of Books

Author: Oliver Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317978013

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated with the developing field of cultural policy studies. The Cultural Policy Review of Books offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual formation of many of the leading figures that have contributed to this field. Invited to write a short review essay on the book that had most influenced their thinking, 41 academics and researchers from around the world reveal what they consider to be essential reading. Including essays on Bourdieu, de Certeau, Foucault, Gramsci, Habermas, and Williams, as well as many lesser known writers, the collection throws new light on the intellectual underpinning of cultural policy studies. It will be of interest not only to researchers, students and teachers in this field, but to all those looking to understand the forces that shape the culture of modern societies.
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Transformative Organizations

A Global Perspective

Author: Vipin Gupta

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132103912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

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In recent times, cross border effectiveness of the organizational model has become a fundamental management challenge. This interesting book with its diverse global context broadly explains the nature and meaning of organizations in different regions of the world. It highlights how dynamic leaders can and do bring meaningful value to the world by creating and transforming organizations.
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