A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text, 456 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 22 January 2010|
Over 25 years ago, Raymond Williams' "Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society" set the standard for how we understand and use the language of culture and society. Now, three luminaries in the field of cultural studies have assembled a volume that builds on and updates Williams' classic, reflecting the transformation in culture and society since its publication. ""New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society"" is a state-of-the-art reference for students, teachers and culture vultures everywhere.
Assembles a stellar team of internationally renowned and interdisciplinary social thinkers and theorists
Showcases 142 signed entries - from "art," "commodity," and "fundamentalism" to "youth," "utopia," "the" "virtual," and "the West" - that capture the practices, institutions, and debates of contemporary society
Builds on and updates Raymond Williams's classic Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, by reflecting the transformation in culture and society over the last 25 years
Includes a bibliographic resource to guide research and cross-referencing
The book is supported by a website: www.blackwellpublishing.com/newkeywords.
About the Author
Lawrence Grossberg is Professor of Communication Studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He co-edited the seminal volume "Cultural Studies" (l990) and is the author of "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" (1992) and "Bringing it All Back Home" (l997). He also co-authored "Media-Making: Mass Media in Popular Culture" (with Ellen Wartella and D. Charles Whitney, l998).
Tony Bennett is Professor of Sociology at the Open University. He is the author of "The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics" (l995) and "Culture: A Reformer's Scienc"e (l998), and is co-editor of "Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics, and Programs" (with David Carter, 2001).
Meaghan Morris is Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University. She is the author of "The Pirate's Fiancee: Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism" (1988), "Translation and Subjectivity" (l997), and "Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture" (l998), and is co-editor (with John Frow) of "Australian Cultural Studies: A Reader "(l993).
"We think in words. A careful discussion of the words we use helps us to think more clearly about modern western society. All academic libraries catering for the humanities or social sciences should consider requiring a reference copy, as should those public libraries which still feel their mission is to assist their readers in thinking clearly, rather than just to provide them with entertainment." "Martin Guha, King's College London"