Historically, the term British Cultural Theory at times has referred to the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, also known as the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies, and has included the works of its member cultural theorists Stuart Hall, Raymond Williams, Richard Hoggart, E. P. Thompson as well as a number of other scholars who found a home there from its inception in the 1960s until its closing in 2002. After 1979, when Hall left the CCCS, British Cultural Theory began to encompass other academic institutions in the United Kingdom as well.

British Cultural Theory has been informed by the works of Karl Marx and Marxism, Antonio Gramsci, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, French structuralism, Frankfurt school critical ...

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