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By: Paul Gilroy

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Chapter 4: On the State of Cultural Studies1

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On the State of Cultural Studies1
On the state of cultural studies1
PaulGilroy
Introduction

A deep concern for the politics and ethics of diaspora and difference in music, media, and the art runs through the writings of Paul Gilroy. Attention to these pressing matters has been visible since at least the publication of his crucial co-authored The Empire Strikes Back: Race and Racism in 70s Britain (1982), and in early affiliations with the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham. Gilroy is a cultural practitioner, a DJ, and, having returned in 2005 from Yale University where he was Charlotte Marian Saden Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, now holds the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at the London School of Economics. Along with ...

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