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Ziauddin Sardar

Introducing Cultural Studies

Xuraman Memmedovahas quotedlast year
language is a cultural phenomenon; and it generates meaning in a special way. Language produces meaning by a system of relationships, by producing a network of similarities and differences.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
What it can do is help us to understand the mechanisms of cultural power and find ways and means to resist them. That’s all.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
By being successfully domesticated in the knowledge industry, cultural studies has become too abstract and too technical, divorced from the lives and realities of the people it is supposed to be empowering, and on whose behalf it was to develop strategies for resistance and survival.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
Cultural studies started as a dissenting intellectual tradition outside academia, dedicated to exposing power in all its cultural forms.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
Visual metaphors often allude to real world objects and symbols and cultural meanings. The most famous representation of sex is a train entering a tunnel; the most common, waves splashing on the rocks.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
Media representation can also involve linguistic and visual symbolic forms that encode the message being conveyed.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
Technologies are often implicated in the production of myths in which patterns of domination and exploitation are regularly reproduced.
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
left intellectual tradition
Mary Komarovahas quoted4 years ago
Cultural studies aims to examine its subject matter in terms of cultural practices and their relation to power.
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History is a form within which we fight, and many have fought before us.
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Culture must be understood through the experiences and contributions of the winners and losers.
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Society is driven by conflicts based on sex, race, religion and region, as well as class.
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History is a form within which we fight, and many have fought before us.
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Culture shapes people’s sense of identity just as much as economics.
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He challenges intellectuals by asking: “what real effect are you making on the world?”
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The way we dress, what we eat and how we socialize also communicate things about ourselves, and thus can be studied as signs.
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