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Cultural Studies: A Practical IntroductionThis hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan’s Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to fashion and new formulations of gender identity Includes student exercises and activities for each chapter Teaches cultural analysis through practical …

Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction (How to Study Literature)Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction, Third Edition, presents a comprehensive introduction to thefull range of contemporary approaches to the study of literature and culture, from formalism, structuralism, and historicism to ethnic, gender, and science studies.Introduces students to a variety of contemporary approaches to the study of literature and cultureDemonstrates how the varying perspectives on texts can lead to different interpretations of the same workFeatures numerous updates that …

Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyThis exciting new text teases out the common core of the cultural anthropological way of thinking, makes it explicit in a set of eleven questions, and uses those questions to enhance learning. Each question receives treatment in a brief chapter, accompanied by several exercises and classroom demonstrations. The textbook is intended to be accompanied by―and applied to―a reader, a few ethnographies, or a monograph with topical focus such as language, globalization, technology, art, or gender….

Literary Theory: A Practical IntroductionMichael Ryan’s Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition introduces students to the full range of contemporary approaches to the study of literature and culture, from Formalism, Structuralism, and Historicism to Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, and Global English. Introduces readings from a variety of theoretical perspectives, on classic literary texts. Demonstrates how the varying perspectives on texts can lead to different interpretations of the same work. Contains an acce…

Studying Culture: A practical IntroductionFully revised and updated, this second edition is an ideal introduction for those who are new to the study of culture. Featuring global case studies, selections of readings, exercises, and commentary throughout, it spans the subject from issues of identity through to technological trends. Explores key issues and theories on identities, representation, histories, places, and spaces, discussing the various interpretations of culture and cultural studies Incorporates new work on the study of s…

Using Methods in the Field: A Practical Introduction and CasebookMethods textbooks generally offer prescriptive advice on how to perform certain techniques, how to develop specific strategies, how to analyze your results. But, as all experienced ethnographers know, this fine-sounding advice rarely provides ample guidance in dealing with real people in real field settings. That is where this casebook differs. Selecting many key methods regularly used by anthropologists ― participant observation, consensus analysis, simple surveys, scaling, freelisting and tr…

Categories in Text and Talk: A Practical Introduction to Categorization Analysis (Introducing Qualitative Methods series)This is the first practical book on how to apply Harvey Sacks’ membership categorization analysis technique, an increasingly influential method for conversation analysis. Categorization analysis is a method for the study of situated social action and offers a complementary method to the traditional sequential analysis used in the study of naturally occurring talk and text.  …

Understanding Communication Research Methods: A Theoretical and Practical ApproachComprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and popular culture, the book offers students practical reasons why they should care about research methods and a guide to actually conduct research themselves. Examining quantitative, qualitative, and critical research methods, the textbook helps undergraduate students better grasp the theore…

Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, with PowerWebThis exciting new text teases out the common core of the cultural anthropological way of thinking, makes it explicit in a set of eleven questions, and uses those questions to enhance learning. Each question receives treatment in a brief chapter, accompanied by several exercises and classroom demonstrations. The textbook is intended to be accompanied by—and applied to—a reader, a few ethnographies, or a monograph with topical focus such as language, globalization, technology, art, or gender….

Cultural Studies: A Practical Introduction 1st (first) Edition by Ryan, Michael published by Wiley-Blackwell (2010)This exciting new text teases out the common core of the cultural anthropological way of thinking, makes it explicit in a set of eleven questions, and uses those questions to enhance learning. Each question receives treatment in a brief chapter, accompanied by several exercises and classroom demonstrations. The textbook is intended to be accompanied by—and applied to—a reader, a few ethnographies, or a monograph with topical focus such as language, globalization, technology, art, or gender….