The first edition of The Cultural Studies Reader established itself as the leading textbook in the field, providing the ideal introduction for students to this exciting and influential discipline. This expanded second edition offers:
* 38 essays including 18 new articles
* an editor's preface succinctly introducing each article
* comprehensive coverage of every major cultural studies method and theory
* an updated account of recent changes in the field
* articles on new areas such as science and cyberculture, globalization, postcolonialism, public spheres and cultural policy
* a fully revised introduction and an extensive guide to further reading.
Editor During ( Foucault and Literature , Routledge, 1992) highlights major issues, trends, and hypotheses critical to scholars of contemporary culture since the 1950s, when cultural studies emerged as an academic discipline. The 27 essays by Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Teresa de Lauretis, Michel Foucault, Michele Wallace, and Cornel West, among others, range from ethnicity, multiculturalism, and sexuality to theory and method. Comments and suggested readings accompany each essay, and a valuable introduction places the intellectual and political forces that have shaped cultural studies in their historical context. This volume will appeal to advanced students and scholars; recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in cultural studies and sociology.-- Charles L. Lumpkins, Bloomsburg Univ . Lib . , Pa.