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Cultural studies is now well known as a title for a scientific project with different formations researching cultural processes. The essential characteristic of cultural studies is the analysis of cultural contexts, with research into and criticism of the conditions under which individuals as well as groups and classes within society can become culturally self-aware, both in everyday life and in their cultural practices.

Its institutional origins were initially most closely associated with the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) in Birmingham, United Kingdom, founded in the early 1960s with Richard Hoggart as its first director (1964–1968). Cultural studies simultaneously, however, calls to mind many persons and formations mainly with stances in cultural analysis in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Critical association with this ...

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