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"Paul Smith is one of the foremost practitioners of cultural studies. Here he has gathered people together to go beyond the old
question-—What is cultural studies?' The outcome is a bold intervention into the human sciences that offers a radical rethinking
of where we stand today."
Toby Miller, author of Makeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention
The Renewal of Cultural Studies offers a panoramic view of the field of Cultural Studies, its assumptions, and its methodologies. Editor Paul
Smith and thirty contributors map out new directions that will redefine and sustain the field of cultural studies.
In twenty-seven original essays, cultural studies is examined in relation to other disciplines—e.g. history, anthropology, literature, media, and
American studies. The discipline is reviewed in the context of globalization, in relation to topics such as war, public policy, and labor, its
pedagogy and politics, and in Marxist, feminist, and environmentalist contexts.
Smith wants to establish theoretical and methodological common ground among cultural studies scholars. Providing a 'state of the discipline,'
The Renewal of Cultural Studies asks, 'What can and should the field of Cultural Studies be doing now?'
1. Introduction • Paul Smith
2. The Project of Cultural Studies: Heretical Doubts, New Horizon • Nick Couldry
3. The Nightmare Voice of Feminism: Feminism and Cultural Studies • Carol A. Stabile
4. Cultural Studies: Always Already Disciplinary • Randall K. Cohn, Sara Regina Mitcho and John M. Woolsey
5. From Ideology Critique to Intellectuality: Towards a Neo-Gramscian Political Pedagogy for Cultural Studies • Henry Krips
6. Attack of the Fifty-Foot Anthology! Adventures in Teaching Cultural Studies • Julie Rak
7. The Literary: Cultural Capital and the Specter of Elitism • Denise Albanese
8. New Aestheticism, the Culture Industry, and the Postcolonial Novel • Deepika Bahri
9. Cultural Studies and Theory: Once More from the Top with Feeling • Clare Birchall and Gary Hall
10. Cultural Studies and the Discourse of New Media • David Golumbia
11. Lost Objects: The Museum of Cinema • Sharon Willis
12. Three Dialectics for Media Studies • Matthew Tinkcom
13. What Cultural Studies Did to Anthropological Ethnography: From Baroque Textual Aesthetics Back to the Design of the Scenes of Inquiry • George E. Marcus
14. Longing for the Ethnographic • Lisa Breglia
15. 'So-Called Cultural Histories': Cultural Studies and History in the Age of One World • Michael Denning
16. A Marxist Methodology for Cultural Studies: Analyzing (Over)Production of the Commodity Sign • Max Gulias
17. Marxism after Cultural Studies • Randy Martin
18. Out of Context: Thinking Cultural Studies Diasporically • Grant Farred
19. Toward a Vulgar Cultural Studies • Eric Cazdyn
20. Where Is the "Economy"? Cultural Studies and Narratives of Capitalism • S. Charusheela
21. Cultural Studies and 'Latin America': Reframing the Questions • Sophia A. McClennen
22. Cultural Studies to Come • Mahmut Mutman
23. Do the Math: Cultural Studies into Public Policy Needs a New Equation • Marcus Breen
24. Culture and War • Timothy W. Luke
25. Communication and Cultural Labor • Vincent Mosco
26. Towards a Green Marxist Cultural Studies: Notes on Labor, Nature, and the Historical Specificity of Capitalism • Michelle Yates
27. Cultural Studies: A Conversation • Andrew Ross and Paul Smith
Temple University Press July 2011