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Globalizing Cultural Studies

Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method, and Policy

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Cameron McCarthy, Aisha S. Durham, Laura C. Engel and Alice A. Filmer

The contributors to Globalizing Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method, and Policy take as their central topic the problematic status of «the global» within cultural studies in the areas of theory, method, and policy, and particularly in relation to the intersections of language, power, and identity in twenty-first century, post-9/11 culture(s). Writing against the Anglo-centric ethnographic gaze that has saturated various cultural studies projects to date, contributors offer new interdisciplinary, autobiographical, ethnographic, textual, postcolonial, poststructural, and political economic approaches to the practice of cultural studies. This edited volume foregrounds twenty-five groundbreaking essays (plus a provocative foreword and an insightful afterword) in which the authors show how globalization is articulated in the micro and macro dimensions of contemporary life, pointing to the need for cultural studies to be more systematically engaged with the multiplicity and difference that globalization has proffered.
The Editors: Cameron McCarthy is Communications Scholar and University Scholar in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois.
Aisha S. Durham is Temporary Assistant Professor in the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.
Laura C. Engel is a research fellow at the University of Nottingham, England.
Alice A. Filmer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Michael D. Giardina is Visiting Assistant Professor of Advertising and Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Miguel A. Malagreca is a psychologist and Lacanian analyst who holds a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Illinois.