Examines the field of cultural studies and argues for its relevance in addressing the enormous impact of popular culture and mass media today. Among the perspectives analysed are the Marxist sociology of culture and poststructural/postmodern analysis

chapter 1|23 pages

What is Cultural Studies?

chapter 2|17 pages

Popular Culture as Serious Business

chapter 3|16 pages

Marxist Theories of Culture

chapter 4|18 pages

The Frankfurt School's Aesthetic Politics

chapter 5|18 pages

The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies

chapter 7|19 pages

Feminist Cultural Studies

chapter 8|20 pages

Needs, Values and Cultural Criticism

chapter 9|23 pages

Deprogramming the Cult of Cultural Studies