How should we describe the political nature and influence of cultural works and texts today? How can we theorize cultural politics and the political goals of cultural theory and analysis? Examining the political aspects of culture and the cultural aspects of the political, books in this series offer an appreciation of how cultural politics has now permeated numerous academic frameworks within critical theory ranging from Marxist theory and feminism to psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, and postmodernism. This series, a companion to the journal Cultural Politics, also provides an important space for sophisticated and strategic combinations of theoretical influences that fall outside of easy categorizations. No longer content with straightforward critical conceptions of intellectual, socio-economic, and cultural structures, the Cultural Politics books series forges new assessments of our epoch.