Introduction - A Philosophy of Plenty A New Endeavour? The Intelligent Co-Ed's Guide to Cultural Studies From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe (destination O'Hare) Culture from Arnold to Schwarzenegger Imperial Literacy to Pop Culture (destination democracy?) `Beating the Whites with the Red Wedge' From Public Service to Dinner Service (Destination Kate Moss) Waiting for the Kettle to Boil Culture and Consciousness (Destination Celebration) The Ordinary as a Sign of Itself Culture and Everyday Life (Travel, Shopping, Walking, Eating) Reading the Readers From Marx to Market (Desperately Seeking Adoption)
John Hartley, AM (Order of Australia), is John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University Australia, and Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University Wales. Recent books include: Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation (with Jason Potts, Bloomsbury, 2014); Key Concepts in Creative Industries (co-authored, SAGE, 2013); A Companion to New Media Dynamics (co-edited, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); and Digital Futures for Cultural and Media Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). He is editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies (SAGE) and publisher of Cultural Science Journal (online). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and the International Communication Association, Honorary Professor of Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (Hangzhou), and Guest Researcher, Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University, China.
'Hartley's book is refreshing, breathtaking, and quite a lot of fun. Given its relatively small size, the book can't do everything, but it does introduce the reader to this rich area of contemporary academic life' - Communication Research Trends 'Cultural studies will never be the same again. Whether you're new to the field or a tired old jade, John Hartley's latest will have you sitting bolt upright in your seat. Each chapter is brimming with insight and innovation. A landmark book.' Toby Miller Professor of Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy, New York University 'An entertaining and innovative approach to the history of cultural studies' - TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies