Cultural Studies and Social Theory: A Critical Intervention [chapter]

Douglas Kellner
Handbook of Social Theory  
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/kellner.html) Within the traditions of critical social theory and cultural criticism, there are many models of cultural studies. Both classical and contemporary social theory have engaged the relationships between culture and society, and provided a variety of types of studies of culture. From this perspective, there are neo-Marxian models of cultural studies ranging from the Frankfurt School to Althusserian paradigms; there are neo-Weberian,
more » ... eberian, neo-Durkheimian, poststructuralist, and feminist studies of culture; and there are a wide range of eclectic approaches that apply distinctive social theories to the study of culture. British cultural studies was also shaped by E.P. Thompson's studies of the English working class culture and valorization of forms of resistance (1963). Like Williams and Hoggart, Thompson
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