By Chris Barker
`A scholarly lexicon and stimulating ''rough guide'' for cultural reports because it confronts and navigates the transferring sands of prior, current and destiny' - Tim O'Sullivan, Head of Media and Cultural construction, De Montfort University
`I'm yes undergraduate and postgraduate readers will give some thought to the Dictionary to be a hugely resource. Taken jointly, the definitions offer a powerful review of the sphere' - Stuart Allan, Reader in Cultural stories, college of the West of britain, Bristol
`Any scholar wishing to acquaint her or himself with the sphere of cultural experiences will locate this an drastically necessary publication' - shaggy dog story Hermes, Editor, ecu magazine of Cultural experiences and Lecturer in tv stories, collage of Amsterdam
Containing over 2 hundred entries on key strategies and theorists, the Dictionary presents an unparalled advisor to the terrain of cultural reviews. The definitions are authoritative, stimulating and written in an obtainable sort. There are up to date entries on new thoughts and leading edge techniques.
An excellent educating and examine source, the Dicitionary can be used as a better half to Chris Barker's hugely winning Cultural reports: thought and perform (Second variation, SAGE, 2003) and at the side of his Making feel of Cultural reports (SAGE, 2002)
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These activities have commonly been understood as an authentic expression of the resistance of young people to the hegemony of consumer capitalism and arbitrary adult authority. Subcultures have been seen as spaces for deviant cultures to re-negotiate their position or to ‘win space’ for themselves. In particular, youth subcultures are marked, it is argued, by the development of particular styles which, as the active enactment of resistance, relied on a moment of originality, purity and authenticity.
For example, the apparent ‘unity’ of identity can be understood as the articulation of different and distinct elements that, under other historical and cultural circumstances, could be re-articulated in different ways. Here individuals are understood to be the unique historically specific articulation of discursive components that are contingent but also socially determined or regulated. Since there is no automatic connection between the various discourses of identity, class, gender, race, age etc.
Commodity fetishism is the name Marx gives to the process through which the surface appearance of goods sold in the market place obscures the origins of commodities in an exploitative relationship. Capitalism is a dynamic system whose profit-driven mechanisms lead to the continual revolutionizing of the means of production and the forging of new markets. For Marx, this was its great merit in relation to feudalism, for it heralded a massive expansion in the productive capacities of nineteenth-century European societies and dragged them into the modern world of railways, mass production, cities and a formally equitable and free set of human relations.
The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies by Chris Barker