Editor's Introduction / Lawrence Grossberg and Jennifer Daryl Slack vii
Preface to the Lectures by Stuart Hall, 1988 1
Lecture 1. The Formation of Cultural Studies 5
Lecture 2. Culturalism 25
Lecture 3. Structuralism 54
Lecture 4. Rethinking the Base and Superstructure 74
Lecture 5. Marxist Structuralism 97
Lecture 6. Ideology and Ideological Struggle 127
Lecture 7. Domination and Hegemony 155
Lecture 8. Culture, Resistance, and Struggle 180
"A very timely gift. These detailed, rigorous lectures are Stuart Hall’s most sustained reckoning with the strands of Marxist theory that remain crucial for Cultural Studies. Today, at a time of decentered neoliberal hegemony, his non-reductive analysis of cultural struggle is more relevant than ever." — James Clifford, author of, Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century
"These wonderful lectures give us the history of the rise of Cultural Studies as seen by its greatest figure. They fiercely remind us of Stuart Hall at his best: crossing disciplinary boundaries, acknowledging inspirations, making bold claims with remarkable precision. Perhaps nowhere else do we see so clearly how Hall’s thought emerged from critical engagements with debates inside of Marxism and expressed a commitment to extend and deepen materialist analysis to cultural questions." — David Roediger, author of, Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All
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