ISBN: 0415913721 Contributors: Gaonkar, Dilip Parameshwar (Editor)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Published: Aug 1 1996 Weight: 1.50lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Cultural studies by virtue of their controversial political edge come under attack from both academia and conservative commentators. The 18 papers collected in this volume address criticisms head on (are we relevant?) and also slantly with the weapons of their own studies, resulting in an interesting introduction to the field which essays provocative topics such as the discursive construction of Native American culture, the symbolic struggles of condom use and AIDS, an analysis of conflicts over immigration and identity, the complexities of public African American intellectual life, and the displacements of homophobia in the US. Includes photographs. Lacks an index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.