Cultural Theory: An Anthology is a collection of the essential readings that have shaped and defined the field of contemporary cultural theory * Features a historically diverse and methodologically concise collection of readings including rare essays such as Pierre Bourdieu´s "Forms of Capital" (1986), Gilles Deleuze "Postscript on Societies of Control" (1992), and Fredric Jameson´s "Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture" (1979) * Offers a radical new approach to teaching and studying cultural theory with material arranged around the central areas of inquiry in contemporary cultural study --the status and significance of culture itself, power, ideology, temporality, space and scale, and subjectivity * Section introductions, designed to assist the student reader, provide an overview of each piece, explaining the context in which it was written and offering a brief intellectual biography of the author * A large annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works for each author and topic promotes further research and discussion * Features a useful glossary of critical terms
"Even if it does not engage this question of the animal, Cultural Theory constitutes a valuable resource for scholars, as well as a springboard for fur¬ther discussion." (Snell Review, 2011)
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is the author of Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation (2003); co-author of Popular Culture: A User´s Guide (2004, 2009); and co-editor of Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture (2000), the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2005), and Canadian Cultural Studies: A Reader (2009). Timothy Kaposy is Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University, Virginia.