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Topics In Cultural Studies

 

Week Three

 

Week 3 29 Jan

 

Background

Simon During, ed. “Part Seven: Consumption and the Market”

 

For discussion:

Dick Hebdige, “Subculture and Style”

 

 

1. Cultural Studies:  

Ideology and Mythology

Language & Culture

 

 

2. The Culture Industry

 

Reading:

Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility”

Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception”

 

Walter Benjamin and On Some Motifs

Images and more Images

Modern Art

Aesthetics and Politics

Reading (the recommended supplementary reading for Marxism and art)