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Decoding Culture
Theory and Method in Cultural Studies



September 1999 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This book represents a significant intervention and, as such, should be used on numerous cultural studies courses. In its intellectual honesty and clarity Tudor's book will stand as an authoritative basis for further developments in the coming years' - David Chaney

Decoding Culture offers a concise and accessible account of the development of cultural studies from the late 1950s to the 1990s. Focusing on the significant theoretical and methodological assumptions that have informed the cultural studies project - the text: covers the key thinkers and key perspectives including, structuralism and post-structuralism, Screen theory, the Birmingham School, and audience analysis; offers a timely corrective to anti-sociological interpretations of cultural change; and invites readers to contest the standard 'text-book' accounts of the developement of cultural studies.

Through its fair and accessible account of complex ideas, Decoding Culture provides a more analytic understading of the theoretical and methodological dynamics of cultural studies than has been hitherto available. It will be welcomed by all students of cultural studies, sociology and media studies.

 
The Story So Far
 
The Way We Are
 
Enter Structuralism
 
Situating Subjects
 
Resisting the Dominant
 
Gendered Subjects, Women's Texts
 
The Rise of the Reader

`This book represents a significant intervention that should be used on a wide range of courses concerned with the study of contemporary culture. In its intellectual honesty and clarity Tudor's book will stand as an authoritative basis for further developments in the coming years' - David Chaney, University of Durham

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