Characteristics[ edit ] In his book, Introducing Cultural Studies, Ziauddin Sardar lists the following five main characteristics of cultural studies: For example, a study of a subculture such as white working class youth in London would consider their social practices against those of the dominant culture in this example, the middle and upper classes in London who control the political and financial sectors that create policies affecting the well-being of white working class youth in London. The objective of cultural studies includes understanding culture in all its complex forms and analyzing the social and political context in which culture manifests itself. Cultural studies attempts to expose and reconcile constructed divisions of knowledge that purport to be grounded in nature.
New York and London: This Conference provides us with an opportunity for a moment of self-reflection on cultural studies as a practice, on its institutional positioning, and what Lidia Curti so effectively reminds us is both the marginality and the centrality of its practitioners as critical intellectuals.
Inevitably, this involves reflecting on, and intervening in, the project of cultural studies itself. My title, "Cultural Studies and its Theoretical Legacies," suggests a look back to the past, to consult Cultural studies and nell think about the Now and the Future of cultural studies by way of a retrospective glance.
It does seem necessary to do some genealogical and archaeological work on the archive. Now the question of the archives is extremely difficult for me because, where cultural studies is concerned, I sometimes feel like a tableau vivant, a spirit of the past resurrected, laying claim to the authority of an origin.
In that moment, cultural studies was born; it emerged full grown from the head! I do want to talk about the past, but definitely not in that way. That is to say, I want to absolve myself of the many burdens of representation which people carry around -- I carry around at least three: That means, paradoxically, speaking autobiographically.
Autobiography is usually thought of as seizing the authority of authenticity. I myself have told it many other ways before; and I intend to tell it in a different way later.
But just at this moment, for this conjuncture, I want to take a position in relation to the "grand narrative" of cultural studies for the purposes of opening up some reflections on cultural studies as a practice, on our institutional position, and on its project.
I want to do that by referring to some theoretical legacies or theoretical moments, but in a very particular way. This is not a commentary on the success or effectiveness of different theoretical positions in cultural studies that is for some other occasion.
It is an attempt to say something about what certain theoretical moments in cultural studies have been like for me, and from that position, to take some bearings about the general question of the politics of theory.
It has no simple origins, though some of us were present at some point when it first named itself in that way. Much of the work out of which it grew, in my own experience, was already present in the work of other people. Raymond Williams has made the same point, charting the roots of cultural studies in the early adult education movement in his essay on "The Future of Cultural Studies" b.
It is a whole set of formations; it has its own different conjunctures and moments in the past. It included many different kinds of work. I want to insist on that! It always was a set of unstable formations. It was "centered" only in quotation marks, in a particular kind of way which I want to define in a moment.
It had many trajectories; many people had and have different trajectories through it; it was constructed by a number of different methodologies and theoretical positions, all of them in contention.
Theoretical work in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies was more appropriately called theoretical noise. It was accompanied by a great deal of bad feeling, argument, unstable anxieties, and angry silences.
Now, does it follow that cultural studies is not a policed disciplinary area? That it is whatever people do, if they choose to call or locate themselves within the project and practice of cultural studies?
I am not happy with that formulation either. Yes, it refuses to be a master discourse or a meta-discourse of any kind. But it does have some will to connect; it does have some stake in the choices it makes.
It does matter whether cultural studies is this or that. It is a serious enterprise, or project, and that is inscribed in what is sometimes called the "political" aspect of cultural studies. But there is something at stake in cultural studies, in a way that I think, and hope, is not exactly true of many other very important intellectual and critical practices.
Here one registers the tension between a refusal to close the field, to police it and, at the same time, a determination to stake out some positions within it and argue for them.Learn about our talented instructors who are versed in all different practices of yoga including Vinyasa, Mysore, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Alignment.
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