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`This book represents a significant intervention and, as such, should be used on numerous cultural studies courses. In its intellectual honesty and clarity Tudor's book will stand as an authoritative basis for further developments in the coming years' - David Chaney Decoding Culture offers a concise and accessible account of the development of cultural studies from the late 1950s to the 1990s. Focusing on the significant theoretical and methodological assumptions that have informed the cultural studies project - the text: covers the key thinkers and key perspectives including, structuralism and post-structuralism, Screen theory, the Birmingham School, and audience analysis; offers a timely corrective t

Resisting the Dominant
Resisting the dominant

In recent years it has become commonplace to suggest that the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (henceforth, the CCCS) was the main locus for the flowering of modern cultural studies. As I have already observed in Chapter 1, this claim is misleading. Not because the CCCS was insignificant in the development of cultural studies – clearly it was not – but more because our understanding of the complex interrelations between the various intellectual traditions involved in this history is restricted by such one-sided claims. From the perspective of the present study, the CCCS figures as one among several environments within which the characteristic theories and methods of cultural studies emerge. Accordingly, it is essential to understand the CCCS' distinctive ...

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