Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
- Stuart Hall
- Jessica Evans - The Open University
- Sean Nixon - University of Essex, UK
Communication and Media Studies (General) | Cultural Studies (General) | Media & Society
• updates and refreshes the approaches to representation, signalling key developments in the field
• addresses the emergence of new technologies, media formats, politics and theories
• includes an entirely new chapter on celebrity culture and reality TV
• offers new exercises, readings, images and examples for a new generation of students
This book once again provides an indispensible resource for students and teachers in cultural and media studies.
This is simply a magnificent collection of chapters, laced together under the guiding light of Stuart Hall's outstanding scholarship. The chapters each exemplify the very best modes of cultural studies writing, theoretically informed, lucid, vividly alive and relevant to students and to general readers across the arts, humanities and social sciences. New material by Stuart Hall is particularly welcome, and will be much appreciated given his key role in the development of post-colonial as well as cultural studies. In particular we see Hall lay out the conceptual groundwork for an extensive study of the media from the viewpoint of 'race' and ethnicity.
Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
The second edition of Representation should enable it to speak to new generations of students and to continue to serve as the authoritative introduction to the theories and politics of meaning and representation in cultural studies. Anyone interested in these matters, whether student, teacher or simply curious intellect, will be glad for the time spent reading this book.
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Senior Editor of the journal Cultural Studies
Excellent text that is very accessible to students in both layout and content
A perfect, well written and indispensable introduction to Cultural Studies.
Essential reading for my students. Clear and informative
This book covers a range of critical tourism/representational/social topic areas with great care, sophistication and insight. Fantastic read.
The book covers the points I intended to teach in my course. It is clearly and lucidly written with ample examples. I would strongly recommend this book for my students.
Still a valuable foundational text in cultural studies.
Perfect reader for Political Sociology
How do cultures meet, and what images of culture do we rely on to inform those differences across distances? These are some of the very real issues student face in addressing living and working across cultures. This text is helpful as a reference guide to understanding popular culture, and therefore media more broadly.
Great book but covers only a little of what we look at. It has very relevant chapters for our studies.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Representation: The Work of Representation