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Dear Friends

I’d like to take the liberty of announcing the availability of my new edited volume THE RENEWAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES.

I’m hoping that you’ll find it interesting enough not only to buy a copy but also to help spread the word about what I hope will be an important intervention into discussions of Cultural Studies, its nature and its project.

In any case, please take a look at the details of the book on my website:


Many thanks!


“Paul Smith is one of the foremost practitioners of cultural studies. Here he has gathered people together to go beyond the old question — What is cultural studies?’ The outcome is a bold intervention into the human sciences that offers a radical rethinking of where we stand today.” —Toby Miller, author of Makeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention

The Renewal of Cultural Studies offers a panoramic view of the field of Cultural Studies, its assumptions, and its methodologies. Editor Paul Smith and thirty contributors map out new directions that will redefine and sustain the field of cultural studies.

In twenty-seven original essays, cultural studies is examined in relation to other disciplines—e.g. history, anthropology, literature, media, and American studies. The discipline is reviewed in the context of globalization, in relation to topics such as war, public policy, and labor, its pedagogy and politics, and in Marxist, feminist, and environmentalist contexts.

Smith wants to establish theoretical and methodological common ground among cultural studies scholars. Providing a ‘state of the discipline,’ The Renewal of Cultural Studies asks, ‘What can and should the field of Cultural Studies be doing now?’



1. Introduction • Paul Smith

2. The Project of Cultural Studies: Heretical Doubts, New Horizon • Nick Couldry

3. The Nightmare Voice of Feminism: Feminism and Cultural Studies • Carol A. Stabile

4. Cultural Studies: Always Already Disciplinary • Randall K. Cohn, Sara Regina Mitcho and John M. Woolsey

5. From Ideology Critique to Intellectuality: Towards a Neo-Gramscian Political Pedagogy for Cultural Studies • Henry Krips

6. Attack of the Fifty-Foot Anthology! Adventures in Teaching Cultural Studies • Julie Rak

7. The Literary: Cultural Capital and the Specter of Elitism • Denise Albanese

8. New Aestheticism, the Culture Industry, and the Postcolonial Novel • Deepika Bahri

9. Cultural Studies and Theory: Once More from the Top with Feeling • Clare Birchall and Gary Hall

10. Cultural Studies and the Discourse of New Media • David Golumbia

11. Lost Objects: The Museum of Cinema • Sharon Willis

12. Three Dialectics for Media Studies • Matthew Tinkcom

13. What Cultural Studies Did to Anthropological Ethnography: From Baroque Textual Aesthetics Back to the Design of the Scenes of Inquiry • George E. Marcus

14. Longing for the Ethnographic • Lisa Breglia

15. ‘So-Called Cultural Histories’: Cultural Studies and History in the Age of One World • Michael Denning

16. A Marxist Methodology for Cultural Studies: Analyzing (Over)Production of the Commodity Sign • Max Gulias

17. Marxism after Cultural Studies • Randy Martin

18. Out of Context: Thinking Cultural Studies Diasporically • Grant Farred

19. Toward a Vulgar Cultural Studies • Eric Cazdyn

20. Where Is the “Economy”? Cultural Studies and Narratives of Capitalism • S. Charusheela

21. Cultural Studies and ‘Latin America’: Reframing the Questions • Sophia A. McClennen

22. Cultural Studies to Come • Mahmut Mutman

23. Do the Math: Cultural Studies into Public Policy Needs a New Equation • Marcus Breen

24. Culture and War • Timothy W. Luke

25. Communication and Cultural Labor • Vincent Mosco

26. Towards a Green Marxist Cultural Studies: Notes on Labor, Nature, and the Historical Specificity of Capitalism • Michelle Yates

27. Cultural Studies: A Conversation • Andrew Ross and Paul Smith





Paul Smith

Professor, Cultural Studies

George Mason University

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A New E-book by Jeremy Hunsinger 

See the E-book at: which is where you can download it. This book was produced for the 10th anniversary of Jeremy Hunsinger’s research center at Virginia Tech: the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture

The e-book is free in cost, free to copy, free to distribute.  The volume confronts many of the issues in contemporary academia as it meets the internet and computing in all of its sphere with many specific contributions on academic publishing, e-research, the history of the center, and related topics.

Contributions to the volume are:

Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy Hunsinger

The Book Unbound: Reconsidering One-Dimensionality in the Internet Age
Ben Agger

Fluid Notes on Liquid Books
Gary Hall

What Can Technology Teach Us about Texts? (and Texts about Technology?)
Jean-Claude Guédon

Open Works, Open Cultures, and Open Learning Systems
Michael A. Peters

Textscapes and Landscapes: A Settler Poet Goes On-Line
Brian Opie

Reweaving the World: The Web as Digital Discourse and Culture
Timothy W. Luke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Progress, Issues, and Prospects
Edward A. Fox, Gail McMillan, and Venkat Srinivasan

From gunny sacks to mattress vine: notes on Douglas Engelbart, Tim O’Reilly, and the natural world
Sue Thomas

The Pleasures of Collaboration
Thom Swiss

Info-Citizens: Democracy, Expertise and Ownership in European Research Funding
Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy Hunsinger

The New River: Collected Editors’ Notes
Ed Falco, et. al.

On the Origins of the Cute as a Dominant Aesthetic Category in Digital Culture Dylan E. Wittkower Culture, Media, Globalization
Mark Poster

Barack Obama and Celebrity Spectacle
Douglas Kellner

A Short History of the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Jeremy Hunsinger

Digital Research and Tenure & Promotion in Colleges of Arts and Sciences: A Thought Piece
Theodore R. Schatzki

Jeremy Hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech


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