Introducing Cultural Studies

A Graphic Guide

Ziauddin Sardar, illustrated by Borin van Loon
AUD $12.99

A fascinating and highly accessible overview of this radical critical approach to understanding power, ideology, race, class and gender.

Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavour of its use around the world. Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalisation, it serves as an insightful guide to the essential concepts of this fascinating area of study. It is essential reading for all those concerned with the quickening pulse of old, new and emerging cultures.

Author bio:

Ziauddin Sardar is a hugely renowned writer, broadcaster, journalist and critic. Borin Van Loon is an illustrator, surrealist painter and collagist who produces the comic strip 'The Severed Head' for The Chap magazine.

Category: Media & communication studies
ISBN: 9781848311817
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: August 2010
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Media studies