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Studying culture : a practical introduction

Author: Judy Giles; Tim Middleton
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Fully revised and updated, this second edition is an ideal introduction for those who are new to the study of culture. Featuring global case studies, selections of readings, exercises, and commentary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Giles; Tim Middleton
ISBN: 9781405155922 1405155922
OCLC Number: 164570653
Description: xiii, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures. --
List of Tables. --
Acknowledgments. --
Introduction. --
1. What is Culture?. --
Introduction. --
The "Culture and Civilization" Debate. --
The "Mass Culture" Debate. --
Social Definitions of Culture. --
Culture and Power. --
Conclusions. --
2. Identity and Difference. --
Introduction. --
Who am I?. --
Social Constructivist Approaches to Identity. --
"Identity Crisis" and the Modern World. --
Representing and Narrating Identity. --
Conclusions. --
3. Representation. --
Introduction. --
Language and Representation. --
Communicating Meaning. --
Representation and discourse. --
Representation, Discourse and Resistance. --
Conclusions. --
4. History. --
Introduction. --
The Past "As it Really Was"?. --
Challenges to Objectivity: Post-structuralist Theories of History. --
The Past and Popular Memory. --
History as "Heritage". --
Conclusions. --
5. Location, Location, Location: Cultural Geographies. --
Place and Identity: A Brief Introduction. --
Mapping Realities?. --
Going Shopping. --
Case Study: Mapping Los Angeles. --
Conclusions. 6. Case Study: Global Tourism. --
The Story of Tourism. --
Tourism as Social Practice. --
Tourist Places. --
Tourism and Identities. --
Tourism and Heritage. --
Cultural Imperialism or Cultural Globalization?. --
Conclusions. --
7. Cultural Value: High Culture and Popular Culture. --
Defining Culture. --
Discriminations. --
Versions of Literary Culture. --
Rereading Literature. --
Rereading Texts: The Wind in the Willows (1908) and English Masculinity. --
Conclusions. --
8. Subjects, Bodies, Selves. --
Introduction. --
Fragmented or Multiple Selves?. --
Language and Subjectivity. --
Discourse and the Subject. --
Embodied Selves. --
Conclusions. --
9. Consumption. --
Introduction. --
What is a Consumer?. --
Buying a Newspaper. --
My High Street and your High Street. --
Theories of Consumption. --
Selling Identities. --
Agency, Appropriation, and Ethics. --
Conclusions. --
10. Technology. --
The Place of the Personal: Ethnography and the Practice of Cultural Studies. --
Twentieth-century Technology: Cultural Studies of TV. --
Living with Technology. --
Working with the Web. --
Conclusions. --
Conclusion. --
References and Further Reading. --
Bibliography. --
Index.
Responsibility: Judy Giles and Tim Middleton.
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