American Cultural Studies

British Cultural Studies

Background Reading for Translators:

1. Campbell, Niel: American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture Paperback – 9 Nov 2011


Praise for previous editions:
‘Something of a godsend … as a teaching resource this book is second to none … achieves levels of multiplicity rarely, if ever, reached by others.’Borderlines: Studies in American Culture

This third edition of American Cultural Studies has been updated throughout to take into account the developments of the last six years, providing an introduction to the central themes in modern American culture and explores how these themes can be interpreted.

Chapters in the book discuss the various aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, and regionalism. Updates and revisions include:

  • discussion of Barack Obama’s rise to power and the end of the ‘Bush Years’
  • consideration of ‘Hemispheric American Studies’ and the increasing debates about globalisation and the role of the USA
  • up-to-date case-studies, such as The Wire and Nurse Jackie,
  • more on suburbia, the Mexican-border crossing, the Twilight phenomena etc
  • updated further-reading lists.Accompanying website.

American Cultural Studies is a core text and an accessible introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American culture.

Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (9 Nov. 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0415598710

ISBN-13: 978-0415598712

Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm

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2. Storey, John: Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture Paperback – 9 Jun 2010


A revised and updated new edition of this best-selling introduction to the study of contemporary popular culture. The book presents an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods which have been used to study contemporary popular culture. Doing this, it also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of its most influential approaches. Organised around a series of case studies, each chapter focuses on a different media form and presents a critical overview of the methodology for the actual study of popular culture. Individual chapters cover topics such as television, fiction, film, newspapers and magazines, popular music, consumption (television, fan culture and shopping), and the culture of globalisation. For students new to the field, the book provides instantly usable theories and methods; for those more familiar with the procedures and politics of cultural studies, the book provides a succinct and accessible overview. The third edition has been revised, rewritten and expanded throughout, including a revised and updated Bibliography. More specifically, the book now includes new sections on print media and celebrity, communities in cyberspace, and a Postscript on the circuit of culture.

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (9 Jun. 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 074864038X

ISBN-13: 978-0748640386

Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 1.3 x 13.7 cm

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