Cultural Theory by Philip Smith
An Introduction

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This second edition of Cultural Theory provides a concise introduction to cultural theory, placing major figures, traditional concepts, and contemporary themes within a sharp conceptual framework.Provides a student-friendly introduction to what can often be a complex field of studyUpdates the first edition in response to reader feedback and to the changing nature of the fieldIncludes additional coverage of theorists from the classical period to include Nietzsche and DuBoisIntroduces entirely new chapters on race and gender theory, and the bodyConsiders themes that have become more important in theoretical activity in recent years such as computers and virtual reality, cosmopolitanism, and performance theoryDraws on theories and theorists from continental Europe as well as the English-speaking world

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Philip Smith is the former managing editor of GQ and an artist whose works are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, among many others. He lives in Miami. Visit him online at
Published September 23, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 320 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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