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Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary field of scholarship that incorporates theories and methods from a wide range of academic disciplines to focus research on power, hegemony, representation, the fight against privilege and oppression, and the pursuit of social justice. Areas of concentration in cultural studies include ethnicity and race, the media, theory, feminism, gender and sexuality, colonialism/postcolonialism, political economy, and the arts. By integrating the research, scholarly advances, arguments, and positions of various academic disciplines, such as literature, communications, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, economics, philosophy, and religion, cultural studies reflects on social change in a unique and interdisciplinary way.

The field of cultural studies is highly political. And if one principle describes cultural studies’ most significant preoccupation in scholarship, it is the principle of ...

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