BH25
Culture studies

Convenors:
Vinay Jain (Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Govt. Girls College, Khandwa (MP) India)
Shashwat Jain (Delhi Technological University)
Chair:
Dr. Ashok Sachdeva
Location:
Roscoe 1.009
Start time:
9 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

Cultural studies has fascinated academics and students. The features are structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, postmodernism, feminism, queer theory and post-colonial theory. Case studies in the cultures of communications, shopping, advertisements.

Long abstract:

Cultural studies has fascinated academics and students around the globe with its deft application of complex theories to everyday life. A discipline between disciplines, it makes the academic popular and the popular, academic. Cultural studies are concerned with the social and cultural construction of meanings and investigate how power relations govern these meanings. This lucid introduction explains the theory and practice of cultural studies with the help of detailed cultural analysis. The features of culture studies are structuralism, poststructuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, postmodernism, feminism, queer theory and post-colonial theory. This panel invites contributions that discuss the general theoretical, methodological or epistemological contributions of cultural studies work to anthropology or papers that offer case studies focused on the cultures of communications, shopping and space. Examples might range from shopping malls, advertisements and mobile phone cultures to property business, housekeeping and development projects of the government.