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Chapter 2: TOBY MILLER ON CULTURAL STUDIES
TOBY MILLER ON CULTURAL STUDIES
Toby Miller is Emeritus Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside; Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies, Murdoch University (40%); Professor Invitado, Escuela de Communicación Social, Universidad del Norte (25%); Professor of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd (20%); and Director of the Institute of Media, and Creative Industries, Loughborough University in London (20%). He can be contacted at email@example.com and his adventures scrutinised at www.tobymiller.org.
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David Edmonds:Literature, physics, history, now these are proper areas of academic discipline. But cultural studies? Even compared to the other social sciences, cultural studies has attracted – from usually ignorant sources – particular derision. Toby Miller is a leading academic in cultural studies ...