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Culture : a reformer's science / Tony Bennett

By: Series: Cultural and media policyAnalytics: Show analyticsPublication details: London : Sage, cop. 1998Description: ix, 262 pISBN:
  • 0761959238
Summary: This major text, by one of the key figures in Cultural Studies, is a critical examination of the theory, history and practice of culture. Written with exceptional lucidity, it is a comprehensive review of the principal debates in Cultural Studies that is grounded in an historical account of the modern relations between culture and government. This work will illuminate the relation between culture and the social, as well as offering an important assessment of the role of intellectuals in relation to the organization of contemporary cultural life. Comprehensive in scope, commanding in its scholarship, Culture: A Reformer’s Science is a major reappraisal of Cultural Studies; an engagement with the relations of culture and policy; and a critical examination of the conditions for intellectual work. Culture: A Reformer’s Science will be essential reading for students of Cultural Studies, Sociology and Social Theory. (Font: Editor)
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Series introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: For cultural studies -- Part I. Theory: 1. Towards a pragmatics for cultural studies ; 2. Being "in the true" of cultural studies ; 3. Cultural studies: the Foucault effect -- Part II. History: 4. Culture: a reformer's science ; 5. The multiplication of culture's utility ; 6. Regulated restlessness: museums, liberal government and the historial sciences -- Part III. Practice: 7. Culture, power, resistance ; 8. Culture and policy ; 9. Out in the open: reflections on the history and practice of cultural studies -- Endnotes -- References -- Index

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