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Cultural Studies Bibliography

Introduction to Cultural Studies: A Bibliography.

The evolution of the field of cultural studies in recent years has demanded that definitions for the subject be examined more carefully, with particular attention to scope.  This bibliography acts as a tool to direct those looking for an introductory theoretical foundation within the field.  While the application of particular theories on race, class and gender are an integral part of cultural studies overall, we do not attempt with this list to focus on specific theoretical works, but rather provide general texts that will direct the reader to further, more in-depth reading.  The bibliography also includes works that locate or situate the place of cultural studies in modern literary and social criticism, and texts that help to renegotiate the importance of cultural studies in contemporary theory.

Adams, C. (2000). The Sexual Politics of Meat. New York: Continuum.

Adorno, T.W.  (1991). The Cultural Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture (ed., with intro.), J.M. Bernstein.  London: Routledge.

Agger, B.  (1992). Cultural Studies as Cultural Theory.  London: Falmer Press.

Allen, R. (ed.). (1992). Channels of Discourse, Reassembled.  London: Routledge.

Ang, I. (1992). ‘Dismantling ‘cultural studies’?,Cultural Studies, 6 (3), 311-21.

Angus, I. & Jhally, S. (eds.). (1989). Cultural Politics in Contemporary America.  New York and London: Routledge.

Appignanesi, L. (1986). Postmodernism.  London: ICA.

Aronowitz, S. (1993). Roll Over Beethoven: The Return of Cultural Strife.  Hanover, N.H.: Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England.

Baldick, C. (1983). The Social Mission of English Criticism.  Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Baldwin, E. (2004). Introducing Cultural Studies.  New York: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Balslev, A.N. (1996). Cross-cultural Conversation.  Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press.

Barker, M. & Beezer, A. (1992). Reading into Cultural Studies.  London: Routledge.

Barrett, M., Corrigan, P., Kuhn, A. & Wolff, J. (eds.). (1979). Ideology and Cultural Production.  London: Croom Helm.

Barthes, R. (1973). Mythologies.  London: Paladin.

Bathrick, D. (1992). ‘Cultural Studies.’  In J. Gibaldi (ed.). (1992). Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  New York: Modern Language Association.

Becker, H.S., & McCall, M.M. (1990). Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Belsey, C. (2005). Culture and the Real: Theorizing Cultural Criticism.  London; New York: Routledge.

Benjamin, W.  (1968).  Illuminations. New York: Schocken Books.

Bennett T., L. Grossberg, and M. Morris. (2005). New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Bennett, T., Martin, G., Mercer, C. & Woollacott, J. (1981). Culture, Ideology and Social Process.  London: Batsford Academic and Educational in association with the Open University Press.

Bennett, T., Mercer, C., & Woollacott, J. (eds.). (1986). Popular Culture and Social Relations.  Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Bennett, T. (1990). Outside Literature.  London: Routledge.

Best, S. & Kellner, D. (1991). Postmodern Theory.  London: Macmillan.

Blundell, V., Shepherd, J. & Taylor, I. (eds.). (1993). Relocating Cultural Studies: Developments in Theory and Research.  London: Routledge.

Bourdieu, P. (1993). The Field of Cultural Production.  Cambridge: Polity Press.

Bourdieu, P. (1977). Outline of a Theory of Practice.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Boyne, R. & Rattansi, A. (eds.). (1990). Postmodernism and Society.  London: Macmillan.

Brantlinger, P. (1990). Crusoe’s Footsteps: Cultural Studies in Britain and America.  New York: Routledge.

Bronner, S. & Kellner, D. (eds.). (1989). Critical Theory and Society: A Reader.  London: Routledge.

Buchli, V. (2004). Material Culture: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences.  London; New York: Routledge.

Budd, M., Entman, R. & Steinman, C. (1990). ‘The affirmative character of US cultural studies,’ Critical Studies and Mass Communication, 7, 169-84.

Chambers, I. (1990). Border Dialogues: Journeys in Postmodernity.  New York: Routledge.

Chaney, D. (1994). The Cultural Turn: Scene Setting Essays on Contemporary Cultural Theory.  London: Routledge.

Chaudhuri, S. (1999). Translation and Understanding.  New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Chow, R. (1993). Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention in Contemporary Cultural Studies.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Clarke, J. (1991). New Times and Old Enemies: Essays on Cultural Studies and America.  London: Harper Collins Academic.

Collins, R. et al. (eds.). (1986). Media Culture and Society: A Critical Reader.  London: Sage.

Collins, J. (1989). Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Post-modernism.  London: Routledge.

Conner, S. (1989). Postmodern Culture: An Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Couldry, N. & McCarthy, A. (2004). MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age.  London; New York: Routledge. 

Crane, D. (1992). The Production of Culture.  London: Sage.

Curran, J., Morley, D. & Walkerdine, V. (1996). Cultural Studies and Communication.  London: Arnold.

Davies, I.  (1995). Cultural Studies and Beyond: Fragments of Empire.  London: Routledge.

Day, G. (ed.). (1990). Readings in Popular Culture. London: Macmillan.

Dines, G. & Humez, J.M. (eds.). (2003). Gender, Race and Class in Media: A Text-Reader (2nd ed.).  Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

Dirks, N.B., Eley, G. & Ortner, S.B. (eds.). (1994). Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Docherty, T. (1992). Postmodernism: A Reader.  Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Docker, J. (1994). Postmodernism and Popular Culture: A Cultural History.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

During, S. (ed.). (1993). The Cultural Studies Reader.  London: Routledge.

During, S. (2005). Cultural Studies: A Critical Introduction.  London; New York: Routledge.

Easthope, A. (1991). Literary into Cultural Studies.  London: Routledge.

Easthope, A. & McGowan, K. (eds.). (1992). A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader.  Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Enloe, C. (2000). Bananas, Beaches and Bases: making feminist sense of international politics. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Ferguson, M. & Golding, P. (eds.). (1997). Cultural Studies in Question.  London: Sage.

Fiske, J. (1982). Introduction to Communication Studies.  London: Methuen.

Fiske, J. (1989). Understanding Popular Culture.  Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman.

Fike, J. (1989). Reading the Popular.  Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman.

Forbes, J. & Kelly, M. (eds.). (1996). French Cultural Studies: An Introduction.  Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Forgacs, D. & Lumley, R. (eds.). (1996). Italian Cultural Studies: An Introduction.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Foster, H. (1983). Post-modern Culture.  London: Pluto Press.

Frow, J. & Morris, M. (1993). Australian Cultural Studies: A Reader.  St Leonards: Allen and Unwin.

Frow, J. (ed.). (1995). Cultural Studies and Cultural Value.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Fuery, P. & Mansfield, N. (2001). Cultural Studies and Critical Theory (2nd ed.).  Melbourne, Australia; New York: Oxford University Press.

Gardiner, M. E. (2000). Critiques of Everyday Life.  London; New York: Routledge.

du Gay P., Stuart Hall, Linda Janes, Hugh Mackay, and Keith Negus, Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman. London: Sage, in association with The Open University.

 Giroux, H. & Simon, R. (eds.). (1989). Popular Culture, Schooling, and Everyday Life.  New York: Bergin and Garvey Press.

 Giroux, H. & McLaren, P. (eds.). (1994). Disturbing Pleasures: Learning Popular Culture.  London and New York: Routledge.

 Gramsci, A. (1985). Selection from Cultural Writings.  London: Lawrence and Wishart.

 Gray, A. & McGuigan, J. (eds.). (1993). Studying Culture: An Introductory Reader.  London: Arnold.

Green, M. (1982). ‘The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.’ In Widdowson, P. (ed.). Re-Reading English. London: Methuen.

Green, M. (ed.). (1987). English and Cultural Studies: Broadening the Context.  London: J. Murray; Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press.   

Grossberg, L., Fry, T., Curthoys, A. & Patton, P. (1988). It’s a Sin: Essays on Postmodernism, Politics, and Culture.  Sydney: Power Publications.

Grossberg, L. et al. (eds.). (1992). Cultural Studies.  London: Routledge.

Grossberg, L. (1993). ‘The formation of Cultural Studies: An American in Birmingham.’ In: Blundell, V. et al. (op cit.)

Gurevitch, M., Bennett, T., Curran, J. & Woollacott, J. (eds.). (1982). Culture, Society and the Media.  London: Methuen.

Hall, S. (1980). ‘Cultural studies: Two paradigms,’ Media, Culture and Society, 2, 57-72.  Also in (1986). Collins, R. et al. (eds.). Media Culture and Society: A Critical Reader, London: Sage.

Hall, S. (1990). ‘The emergence of cultural studies and the crisis of the humanities,’ October 53, 11-90.

Hall, S. (1992). ‘Cultural studies and its theoretical legacies.’  In Grossberg, L. et al. (op cit.)

Hall S. (1997). Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices.: Sage.

Hall, S. & Gieben, B. (1992). Formations of Modernity.  New York: Pantheon.

Hall, S., Hobson, D., Lowe, A. & Willis, P. (1980). Culture, Media, Language.  London: Hutchinson.

Hall, S. & Whannel, P. (1964). The Popular Arts.  London: Pantheon Books.

Hannerz, U. (1996). Transnational Connections: Culture, People, Places.  London; New York: Routledge.

Harootunian, H. (2000). History’s Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Question of Everyday Life.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Hartley, J. (ed.). (2000). American Cultural Studies: A Reader.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Hartman, G.H. (1997). The Fateful Question of Culture.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Harvey, D. (1989). The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Harvey D. (2006). Spaces of Global Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development. London, New York: Verso.

Harvey D.  Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference. (1996). Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Hebdige, D. Subculture: The Meaning of Style. London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.

Held, D. (1980). Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas.  London: Hurchinson.

Highmore, B. (2002.) Everyday Life and Cultural Theory: An Introduction.  London; New York: Routledge.

Hills, M. (2005). How to Do Things with Cultural Theory.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Hoggart, R. (1970). "Contemporary Cultural Studies: An Approach to the Study of Literature and Society."  In Contemporary Criticism, Stratford-upon-Avon Studies, 12. London: Edward Arnold.

Hoggart, R. (1972). On Culture and Communication.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Huyssen, A. (1986). After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture and Postmodernism.  London: Macmillan.

Inglis, F. (1993). Cultural Studies.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Iser, W.  (2000). The Range of Interpretation.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Issawi, C.P. (1998). Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Jameson, F. (1991). Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Caplitalism.  Durham: Duke University Press.

Jenks, C. (1993). Culture. London: Routledge.

Johnson, R. (1987). ‘What is cultural studies anyway?,Social Text, 6, 38-90.

Jordan, G. & Weedon, C. (1994). Cultural Politics.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Kaplan, E.A. (1987). Postmodernism and its Discontents: Theories, Practices.  New York: Verso. 

Kellner, D. (1995). Media Culture: Cultural Studies, Identity, and Politics between the Modern and the Postmodern.  London; New York: Routledge.

Kelly, C. & Shepherd, D. (eds.). (1998). Russian Cultural Studies: An Introduction.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Kieft, R.H. (1994). ‘Cultural studies: Part I: Bibliographic essay,’ Choice 31, 1683-1695.

Kieft, R.H. (1997). ‘Reference works for literary and cultural theory,’ Reference Services Review, 25 (3/4), 131-146.

Lazere, D. (ed.). (1987). American Media and Mass Culture.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Leavis, F.R. & Thompson, D. (1933). Culture and Environment.  London: Chatto and Windus.

Lefebvre, H.  (1984). Everyday Life in the Modern World.  Trans. S. Rabinovitch.  New Brunswick: Transaction Books.

Leitch, V. (1992). Cultural Criticism, Literary Theory, Poststructuralism. New York: Columbia University Press.

Leonard, J.D. (ed.). (1995). Legal Studies as Cultural Studies: A Reader in (Post) Modern Critical Theory.  Albany: State University of New York Press.

Long, E. (ed.). (1997). From Sociology to Cultural Studies: New Perspectives.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Loomba, A. (2005). Colonialism/Postcolonialism. London; New York: Routledge.

Lyotard, J.F. (1986). The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge.  Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Macherey, P. (1978). A Theory of Literary Production.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Malpas, S. (2005). The Postmodern. London; New York : Routledge.

McRobbie, A. (1986). ‘Postmodernism and popular culture.’  In Postmodernism, ICA Documents, 4, London: ICA.

McGuigan, J. (1992). Cultural Populism. London: Routledge.

McRobbie, A. (1991). ‘New times in cultural studies,’ New Formations Spring, 1-17.

McRobbie, A. (1994). Postmodernism and Popular Culture.  London: Routledge.

Michalski, D. & Taub, A. (2001). ‘Measuring interdisciplinarity: A three tiered analysis of cultural studies,’ Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 20 (1), 71-95.

Miller, T. & McHoul, A. (1998). Popular Culture and Everyday Life.  London: Sage.

Miller, T. (ed.). (2001). A Companion to Cultural Studies.  London: Blackwell. 

Milner, A. (1991). Contemporary Cultural Theory.  Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

Milner, A. (1996). Literature, Culture and Society.  New York: New York University Press. 

Modleski, T. (ed.). (1986). Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture.  Bloomington, UN: Indiana University Press.

Moores, S. (2005). Media/Theory.  London; New York: Routledge.

Morley, D. and K. Chen, editors. (1996). Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies. London, New York: Routledge.

Morley, D. (1998). ‘So-called cultural studies: Dead ends and reinvented wheels,’ Cultural Studies 12 (4), 476-97.

Morley, D. (2000). Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity.  London; New York: Routledge.

Morley, D. & Robbins, K. (eds.). (2001). British Cultural Studies : Geography, Nationality, and Identity.  Oxford; New York; Oxford University Press.

Mukerji, C. & Schudson, M. (1991).  Rethinking Popular Culture: Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Studies.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Naremore, J. & Brantlinger, P. (eds.). (1991). Modernity and Mass Culture, Bloomington, IL and Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press.

Neal, S. (1980). Genre.  London: British Film Institute.

Nelson, C. & Grossberg, L. (eds.). (1988). Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Nelson, C. (1991). ‘Always already cultural studies: Two conferences and a manifesto,’ Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 24 (1), 24-38.

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Radway, J. (1991). Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

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Sardar, Z. & Van Loon, B. (1999).
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Sarup, M. (1993). An Introductory Guide to Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism (2nd ed).  Hemel Hempstead: Harverster Wheatsheaf.

Schwarz, B. (1994). ‘Where is Cultural Studies?,Cultural Studies 8.

Shiach, M. (1989). Discourse on Popular Culture.  Cambridge: Polity Press.

Sim, S, (ed.). (1995). The A-Z Guide to Modern Literary and Cultural Theorists.  Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Spivak, G.C. (1987). In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics.  London and New York: Methuen.

Stabile, C.A. (2000). Turning the Century: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies.  Boulder: Westview Press.

Steele, T. (1997). The Emergence of Cultural Studies, 1945-1965: Cultural Politics, Adult Education and the English Question.  London: Lawrence and Wishart.

Storey, J. (ed.). (1994). Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader.  Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Storey, J.  (2001). Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction (3rd ed.).  Harlow & New York: Prentice Hall.

Storey, J. (2003). Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture (2nd ed.).  Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Strinati, E. (1995). An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture.  London: Routledge.

Thwaites, T., Davis, L. & Mules,W. (1994). Tools for Cultural Studies: An Introduction.  South Melbourne: Macmillan.

Tudor, A. (1999). Decoding Culture: Theory and Method in Cultural Studies.  London: Sage.

Turner, G. (2003). British Cultural Studies: An Introduction (3rd ed.).  London and New York: Routledge.

Turner, G. (ed.). (1993). Nation, Culture, Text: Australian Cultural and Media Studies.  London: Routledge.

Waites, B., Bennett, T. & Martin, G. (eds.). (1982). Popular Culture: Past and Present.  London: Croom Helm/Open University Press.

Webster, D. (1990). ‘Pessimism, optimism, pleasure: the future of cultural studies,’ News From Nowhere, 8.

Williams, R. (1958). Culture and Society: 1780-1950.  London: Chatto and Windus.

Williams, R. (1975). Television: Technology and Cultural Form. New York: Schocken Books.

Williams, R. (1975). The Country and The City  New York, Oxford University Press.

Williams, R. (1976). Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society.  New York : Oxford University Press.

Williams, R. (1980). Problems in Materialism and Culture: Selected Essays. London: Verso Press.

Williams, R.  (1982). The Sociology of Culture.  New York: Schocken Books.

Williamson, J. (1986). Consuming Passions: The Dynamics of Popular Culture.  London: Marion Boyars.

Willis, P. (1990). Common Culture.  Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Wollen, P. (1993). Raiding the Icebox: Reflections on Twentieth-Century Culture.  London: Verso.


Compiled by:
Sara Franks, Indiana University
Angela Courtney, Indiana University
Rob Melton, University of California, San Diego


last updated: 5/14/2010