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Cultural Studies in Question



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This reassessment of the current state of cultural studies focuses on its contribution to the understanding of the media, communication and popular studies in contemporary societies. The contributers examine from a range of perspectives: the different strands of cultural studies and how they have developed; whether cultural studies is a coherent discipline; tensions and debates within and between cultural studies; alternative and related approaches to cultural studies; and "culture wars" and public controversies.

Author Biography

Peter Golding was Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University from 1990 until coming to Northumbria in August 2010. He was Head of Social Sciences at Loughborough from 1991-2006, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) 2006-2009. He was a member of the national Research Assessment Exercise panel for communications, media and cultural studies in 1996 and 2001, and its Chair in 2008, Vice-Chair of the ESRC postgraduate Recognition Panel for sociology and media and cultural studies, and chair of the HEFCE Media Studies Advisory Committee. He is an editor of the European Journal of Communication, Hon. Chair of the European Sociological Association Media Research Network, and was Co-Chair of the European Science Foundation Programme 'Changing Media, Changing Europe'. He was founder Chair of the subject association for his field, from 1993-1999, since when he has been Hon. Sec. of its successor body, the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, and is a member of the UK UNESCO Commission Communications and Information Committee. Professor Golding has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Estonia and Brazil and has lectured and taught in over 20 countries.
Release date NZ
April 14th, 1997
Edited by Marjorie Ferguson Edited by Peter Golding
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
SAGE Publications Ltd
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