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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

Gendered Subjects, Women's Texts
Gendered subjects, women's texts

Few would deny the importance of feminism in the development of modern cultural studies. The emergence of so-called Second Wave feminism coincided with the growth of a distinctive body of post-structuralist cultural studies theory, and both women's studies and cultural studies – as Franklin et al. (1991: 1) observe in their introduction to the tenth anniversary successor to the CCCS volume Women Take Issue – ‘have in common a strong link to radical politics outside the academy’ as well as a powerful impetus toward an inter-disciplinary focus upon culture, power and oppression. But the relationship is not straightforward. Both traditions have tangled histories of their own, histories which are driven by characteristically different political and analytic concerns as ...

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