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Cultural Studies and Critical Theory


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A community for the in-depth discussion of Cultural Studies, an academic field grounded in critical theory & Marxist literary criticism.#### Description A community for the in-depth discussion of Cultural Studies, an academic field grounded in critical theory & Marxist literary criticism.

What is Cultural Studies?

Cultural Studies generally concerns the political nature of contemporary culture, as well as its past historical precedents, conflicts, and issues. It is, to this extent, largely distinguished from cultural anthropology & ethnic studies in both objective & methodology. Researchers concentrate on how a particular medium or message relates to matters of ideology, social class, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or gender. Cultural studies is extremely holistic, combining social theory, political theory, history, philosophy, literary theory, media theory, film/video studies, communication studies, political economy, museum studies & art history/criticism to study cultural phenomena in various societies. Thus, Cultural studies seeks to understand the ways in which meaning is generated, disseminated, & produced through various practices, beliefs, institutions, & political, economic, or social structures within a given culture.

Some Ground Rules of this Reddit

  • We are most interested in high quality long-form and in-depth submissions, so we are associated with /r/Depthhub.

  • We encourage our readers to report spam, blogspam, off-topic or unworthy submissions. However, we request that when you do report a submission that you send a message to the mods explaining why.

  • For better or worse, English is the lingua franca of this community. While we welcome quality submissions in any language please construct the title in English and provide a short synopsis in English.

  • URL shortening services are prohibited.

  • Advertising and promotion of any kind are prohibited.

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