Graeme Turner is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. He is the editor of The Film Cultures Reader and author of Film as Social Practice, 3rd edition, both published by Routledge.
Reviews of the second edition
‘An excellent introduction to cultural studies … very well written...
law, flexibility but fundamental principles.
Theoretical foundations: Hobbes, Locke, Paine. (The Age of Enlightenment, social contract theory, 17th C England, context = wars)
Social contract theory: the legitimacy of authority rests on ‘consent’ of those subject to it. Autonomous individuals must exercise...
Marxist framework, social theorist Fredric Jameson links the emergence of particular art aesthetics with the development of a specif ic Western economic system in his text, Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1990). With latecapitalism as the current economic environment, Jameson...
monuments. Stukeley and his peers were greatly concerned about the lack of official protection for the ancient monuments of Britain but had little political sway. It was often the case that the only power the society had to conserve the ancient monuments was through producing detailed drawings
While I love all the [fill in the blank] Of The Day ideas I've heard of and seen in action (word of the day, poem of the day, quote of the day), I can think of none that my classes need more than ongoing reasons to study literature.
Here's my initial list. You'll find some overlap here and there...
Urban Modernity in NY (1908) and Ash Can artists
General: The thrills of technology, such as coney island, city of wonders, also had the nitty gritty, more poverty and realistic side of the city with the ash can artists
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taste an individual consideration or purely a product of our social circumstances? How do people acquire musical taste and what do they use the music for?
The pure intention of this essay is to decode and critically examine the meaning of taste in a sociological attempt, of how we acquire and arrive...
RAWLSIAN STANDARDS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
John Rawls’ A Theory on Justice establishes standards by which we may evaluate justice in society. In assessing the United States in light of the Rawlsian principles of social justice, it is evident that America falls short of these standards, and yet this discord...
http://csi.sagepub.com/ Addressing Technological Change: The Challenge to Social Theory
Judy Wajcman Current Sociology 2002 50: 347 DOI: 10.1177/0011392102050003004 The online version of this article can be found at: http://csi.sagepub.com/content/50/3/347
("good" or "well") and τόπος ("place"), means "good place". This, due to the identical pronunciation of "utopia" and "eutopia", gives rise to a double meaning.
hronologically, the first recorded utopian proposal is Plato's Republic. Part conversation, part fictional depiction, and part policy proposal...
relationship between theory and practice;
examines the contribution of planners to resolving social, economic and
By linking planning to disciplines such as economics, anthropology, sociology,
geography, environmental and urban studies, the project’s inherent focus...
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The role of freedom in political life is often taken for granted. Were one limited to the daily news, one would think that politics had largely been absorbed by economics, that its chief function was promoting the growth of the economy. Even when...
implicitly dedicated to the proposition that personal identity is not inside us. There are two types of argument. The first is that identity is relational, meaning that it is not to be found inside a person but that it inheres in the relations between a person and others. According to this argument, the explanation...
what do we leanr: first term: the tools of politics
* what are they
* what are core concepts
* what role do citizdens play
* can citizens make decision
* why don’t we trust citizens
* are citizens tuned out of society
* relationshjip of tools in politics and the object...
such definitions as “legal norm”, “legal relation”, “subject of law” etc. Because of their abstract nature, these concepts are equally applicable to any branch of law; their logical and systematic meaning remains the same irrespective of the specific content to which they are applied. No one would deny...
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On the Meaning of Development: An Exploration of the CapabilityNo. 2-2001 263
On the Meaning of Development: An Exploration of the Capability Approach
Why do we, time and again, return to the question: ‘what is development...
Module: Sociology (access to H.E.)
1. Understand the nature of sociological theory and the ways in which sociological theories can be evaluated
2. Discuss the origins of sociological theory and the work of three major 19th century theorists
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory
3 Structuralism and Semiotics
Conclusion: Political Criticism
Preface to the Second Edition
This book is an...
The subject of Feminist art has been debated for many years. Female artiste worked anonymously in a society, obsessed with male dominance for a long time, examples of women artistes before 19th cent are rare. They encountered a clash between their roles as Mothers, householders, workers...