This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades.
- Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections – lineages and problematics – that facilitate its use both by students new to the field and
advanced scholars and researchers
- Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics
- Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging
Keywords: Psychoanalysis, deconstruction, structuralism, gender, sexuality, critical race studies, colonialism, postcolonialism, disability studies, feminism, Marxist theory, neoliberalism, mass media, representation, ideology, being, literary theory, critical theory, cultural theory, cultural studies, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, Reviews in Cultural Theory., English Literature