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Topics In Cultural Studies


Week Three


Week 3 29 Jan



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



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)