Cultural Theory: An Introduction

Cultural Theory: An Introduction by Philip Smith, Alexander Riley 1405169079 9781405169073
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This second edition of Cultural Theory provides a concise introduction to cultural theory, placing major figures, traditional concepts, and contemporary themes within a sharp conceptual framework.
  • Provides a student-friendly introduction to what can often be a complex field of study
  • Updates the first edition in response to reader feedback and to the changing nature of the field
  • Includes additional coverage of theorists from the classical period to include Nietzsche and DuBois
  • Introduces entirely new chapters on race and gender theory, and the body
  • Considers themes that have become more important in theoretical activity in recent years such as computers and virtual reality, cosmopolitanism, and performance theory
  • Draws on theories and theorists from continental Europe as well as the English-speaking world

Author: Philip Smith, Alexander Riley

Language: English

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 318

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2008-08-11

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