HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 214 : Introduction To Cultural Studies

Approaches to culture: basic terms and concepts, idea of culture, definitions, worldviews, scope and development, historical antecedents and recent trends, individual, self, class, community, identity, power, ideology, cultural politics, counterculture, subcultures and cults; Applied and contemporary cultural studies: audience, communication, flow, message, medium, image, high vs pop culture, mass discourse, the politics of representation, cultural analysis, modern vs postmodern cultures, technology and culture, the idea of the posthuman, extended individuals and prosthetics, cyborgs, hyperreality, simulation, internet, new age wisdom.


Texts:

1. J. R. Benton, Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Prentice Hall, 1988.

2.M. Gdurham and D. M. Kellner (Eds), Media and Cultural Studies: Key Works, Blackwell, 2001.

References:

1.P. Brooker, A Glossary of Cultural Theory, Arnold, 2000.

2. E. Hallman (Ed), Cultural Encounters, Routledge, 2000.

3. F. Mulhern, Culture/Metaculture, Routledge, 2000.

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