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