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Cultural Methodologies

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November 1997 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Cultural Methodologies illustrates the distinctiveness and coherence of cultural studies as a site of interaction between the humanities and the social sciences.

Topics covered include: the relationship between critical theory and cultural studies; the pragmatics of cultural research and education; ethical questions and research purposes; the role of feminism in cultural studies; the uses of autobiography; the analysis of city cultures; textual analysis and ethnographic procedures; constructions of identity in relation to `race', sexuality and nationhood; the use of qualitative and quantitative data; and some of the main issues involved in generating research findings for a thesis or other publication.

The book is written for students either commencing or intending to do research in cultural studies. It stresses how necessary it is to consider and plan very carefully the rationales and principles in research while avoiding the straitjacket of `methodolatory'.

Jim McGuigan
Introduction
 
METHODOLOGIES
Douglas Kellner
Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
The Missed Articulation

 
Tony Bennett
Towards a Pragmatics for Cultural Studies
Nick Stevenson
Media, Ethics and Morality
Ann Gray
Learning from Experience
Cultural Studies and Feminism

 
 
RESEARCHES
Carolyn Steedman
Writing the Self
The End of the Scholarship Girl

 
Martyn Lee
Relocating Culture
Cultural Geography, the Specifity of Place and the City Habitus

 
Helen Thomas
Dancing
Representation and Difference

 
Sabina Sharkey
Irish Cultural Studies and the Politics of Irish Studies
 
REFLECTIONS
Graham Murdock
Thin Descriptions
Questions of Method in Cultural Analysis

 
Michael Green
Working Practices

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Jim McGuigan

Jim McGuigan is a freelance researcher, writer and artist. He is also Emeritus Professor of Cultural Analysis at Loughborough University UK.  Previously, he taught at Coventry, Leeds, Leeds Trinity, Open and Wolverhampton Universities. He was a research officer at the Arts Council of GB and a script editor in the BBC TV Drama (Plays) Department. He has been a visiting scholar at, amongst others, the Universities of Bergen, Canberra, Canterbury (Christchurch NZ), Catalonia, Copenhagen, Eastern Finland, Izmir, Jyvaskyla, Rostock and at IFK Vienna. He has delivered keynote addresses at conferences and guest lectures in Australia, Austria... More About Author

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