Cultural Studies professor Paul Smith’s new book, The Renewal of Cultural Studies, is now available. The Renewal of Cultural Studies offers a panoramic view of the field, its assumptions, and its methodologies. Editor Paul Smith and thirty contributors map out new directions that will redefine and sustain the field of cultural studies. In twenty-seven original essays, cultural studies is examined in relation to other disciplinesohistory, anthropology, literature, media, and American studies. The discipline is reviewed in the context of globalization, in relation to topics such as war, public policy, and labour, its pedagogy and politics, and in Marxist, feminist, and environmentalist contexts.
February 10, 2013