COM105 Reading List

Actually, the table of contents of the revised edition of Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks

Part I: Culture, Ideology, and Hegemony
1) The Ruling Class and the Ruling Ideas (Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels)
2) Three Selections: (i) History of the Subaltern Classes; (ii) The Concept of “Ideology”; (iii) Cultural Themes: Ideological Material (Antonio Gramsci)
3) The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Walter Benjamin)
4) The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno)
5) The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article (Jürgen Habermas)
6) Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes Towards an Investigation) (Louis Althusser)

Part II: Social Life and Cultural Studies
7) (i) Operation Margarine; (ii) Myth Today (Roland Barthes)
8) The Medium is the Message (Marshall McLuhan)
9) The Commodity as Spectacle (Guy Debord)
10) Introduction: Instructions on How to Become a General in the Disneyland Club (Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart)
11) Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory (Raymond Williams)
12) (i) From Culture to Hegemony; (ii) Subculture: The Unnatural Break (Dick Hebdige)
13) Encoding / Decoding (Stuart Hall)
14) On the Politics of Empirical Audience Research (Ien Ang)

Part III: Political Economy
15) Contribution to a Political Economy of Mass-Communication (Nicholas Garnham)
16) On the Audience Commodity and its Work (Dallas W. Smythe)
17) A Propaganda Model (Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky)
18) Not Yet the Post-Imperialist Era (Herbert I. Schiller)
19) Gendering the Commodity Audience: Critical Media Research, Feminism, and Political Economy (Eileen R. Meehan)
20) Introduction; (ii) The Aristocracy of Culture (Pierre Bourdieu)
21) On Television (Pierre Bourdieu)

Part IV: The Politics of Representation
22) Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (Laura Mulvey)
23) Stereotyping (Richard Dyer)
24) Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance (bell hooks)
25) British Cultural Studies and the Pitfalls of Identity (Paul Gilroy)
26) Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses (Chandra Talpade Mohanty)
27) Hybrid Cultures, Oblique Powers (Néstor García Canclini)

Part V: The Postmodern Turn and New Media
28) The Precession of Simulacra (Jean Baudrillard)
29) Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Fredric Jameson)
30) Feminism, Postmodernism and the “Real Me” (Angela McRobbie)
31) Postmondern Virtualities (Mark Poster)
32) Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars?: Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and Participatory Culture (Henry Jenkins)

Part VI: Globalization and Social Movements
33) Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy (Arjun Appadurai)
34) The Global and the Local in International Communications (Annabelle Sreberny)
35) The Process: From Nationalisms to Transnationalisms (Jésus Martín-Barbero)
36) Globalization as Hybridization (Jen Nederveen Pieterse)
37) (Re)Asserting National Television and National Identity Against the Global, Regional, and Local Levels of World Television (Joseph Straubhaar)
38) Oppositional Politics and the Internet: A Critical / Reconstructive Approach (Richard Kahn and Douglas M. Kellner)

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