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Cultural Studies

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Although only a recent addition to academia, the field of cultural studies has become an important part of the humanities and the social sciences over recent decades. To define cultural studies, beyond the obvious (culture is being studied), is difficult; however, a definition can be framed in terms of theorizing: Cultural studies is the search for new ways to conceptualize the political, ethical, national, and technological phenomena of our times. Because culture has implications for individual and ...

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