Introduction to

Cultural Studies




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*           We will provide readings throughout the course.  We also recommended, as a useful introduction and textbook, Simon During’s Cultural Studies: a Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2005).  Two copies are available on RBR and the bookshop has copies available.


*           Some Recommended Reading


These texts are recommended for anybody who wants (and who has the time!) to read further in the field of cultural studies.  They have been requested for the RBR list.  Let me have any questions about recommended reading: my email HERE; and I’ll respond.


During, Simon. The Cultural Studies Reader. London: Routledge, 1999.

In Library: GN 357 Cul


Ann Gray and Jim McGuigan, editors. Studying Culture: An Introductory Reader. London: Arnold, 1999. 

In Library: CB 430 Gra


Ken Gelder and Sarah Thornton, editors. The subcultures reader. New York: Routledge, 1996.

In Library: HM 291 Sub


Storey, John. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader. Second Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1998.

In Library: CB19 Sto


Turner, Graeme. British Cultural Studies: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2003.

In Library: DA589.4 Tur 2003


Williams, Raymond. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. London: Fontana, 1990. 

In Library: PE1580 Wil


Chen Kuan-Hsing, et al., eds. Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1998. 

In Library: HM 101 Tra 1998


Also from long ago but still good: Tony Bennett et al. Editors. Culture, Ideology and Social Process: A Reader. London: Open University Press, 1981. HM 51 Cul




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