3rd Edition

Contemporary Cultural Theory An Introduction

By Andrew Milner, Jeff Browitt Copyright 2003
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 2002. This lucid and concise overview brings a much needed sense and history and theoretical scale to the growth of cultural studies. The authors identify six major paradigms in cultural theory: utilitarianism, cultural materialism, critical theory and postmodernism. They outline social and discursive contexts within each of these has developed and provide the essential grounding to understand current debates in the field. This third edition has been extensively revised to include new material on the new historicism, queer theory, black and Latino cultural studies, cultural policy and posthumanism, and on the work of thinkers such as Zizek, Bourdieu, Deleuze and Guattari.

    Chapter 1 Cultural studies and cultural theory; Chapter 2 Literature and society; Chapter 3 Critical theory; Chapter 4 Semiology; Chapter 5 The cultural politics of difference; Chapter 6 Postmodernism and cultural theory; Chapter 7 Cultural criticism and cultural policy;


    Andrew Milner, Jeff Browitt, both Monash University.