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- Roland Barthes
- Walter Benjamin
- Susan Bordo
- Frantz Fanon
- Michel Foucault
- Paul Gilroy
- Stuart Hall
- Edward W. Said
- Raymond Williams
- Antonio Gramsci
- Judith Halberstam
- Donna Haraway
- Slavoj Zizek
Hadeel Alhumaydhi received her bachelor's degree in English in 2011 from Shaqra University in Saudi Arabia where she acted as a teaching assistant in English Literature. In 2012, Hadeel was awarded a scholarship from her university to continue her studies in the United States. She is now pursuing a master's degree in English Literature at Bowie state University in Maryland. She hopes to continue her education in the United States until she completes her Ph.D.
What is Cultural Studies Theory?
Cultural Studies represent the study of the different forces from which the whole of humankind construct their daily lives. The aspects studied in this field involve a variety cultural expressions such as upstream media, literature, and art, among others. The theory on cultural studies is undeniably stimulating, more so when one considers the aspects regarding our society that it brings into perspective. Cultural studies gives a new meaning into life by demonstrating that life cannot only be determined by traditional benchmarks such as economics or politics but rather by a multi-approach.
The study brings into focus a number of principles that guide the discipline of study:
- Reality is a social construction.
- Identity is a social construction.
- Beliefs are based on perception of reality.
- Society is marked by the struggle for power.
- Cultural codes create identities for the creator and the receiver.
Documents about important theorists
Stuart Hall (1932)
• Stuart Hall the godfather of multiculturalism.
• Lived and worked in the UK from 1951.
• Stuart contributed and influenced immensely the academic, political, as well as cultural debates.
Ronald Barthes (1915-1980):
• He was famous for contradictory reasons.
• He was a master of the provocative essay, weaving together science and pleasure, critique and eloquence, and he never chose between them.
• Foucault does not state that we should give no thought to an author when analyzing a work, simply because the word “work” itself implies that someone created it.
• German Literary Critic, philosopher, social critic, translator, and essayist.
• Made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory and Marxism
Cultural Studies Primer part 1
Cultural Studies Primer Part 2
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by
Call Number: PN86 .N67 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-08
Titles with a CALL NUMBER are available to qualified users in Bowie's Thurgood Marshall Library or through the USMAI consortium of 15 Maryland libraries.
Cultural Studies by
Call Number: GN357 .C844 1992eb (eBook)
Publication Date: 1991-12-06
Featuring new essays by prominent cultural theorists.
Cultural Studies Reader by
Publication Date: 2007-04-19
The Cultural Studies Reader is the ideal introduction for students.
Cultural Studies in the Future Tense by
Call Number: HM623 .G76
Publication Date: 2010-11-25
Lawrence Grossberg is one of the leading figures in cultural studies internationally.
Cultural Studies by
Publication Date: 2011-12-22
The book represents a definitive benchmark in understanding and applying the foundations and developments of cultural studies.
What Is Cultural Studies? by
Publication Date: 2009-09-01