Cultural Studies

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Wrestling with an Angel: The Importance of Stuart Hall’s Cultural Studies to Communication Theory

Describing Stuart Hall’s Cultural Studies from the perspective of theorizing communication is somewhat counter-intuitive.  Hall’s journey did not begin with a desire to theorize communication, rather, to make intellectual sense of the social world in order to intervene intelligently and help change it.  Thus, Hall’s work is interdisciplinary, and more properly considered cultural studies, rather … Continue reading

Perspective on the Film: We Have A Table for Four Ready – The Story of the St. Francis Inn

An Alternative Discourse of the American Dream: See the trailer here The media routinely present American audiences with narratives that portray America as the land of opportunity, the richest and greatest country in the world.  Indeed, most media texts offer a normative view of American social reality and rarely challenge conventional wisdom.  However, We Have … Continue reading

All Theory is not Equal: Evaluating Communication Theory

While the meaning of theory may not be contested ground in academia, theory remains controversial in the public sphere.  For instance, the theory of evolution is widely criticized as only a theory by school boards that propose teaching creationism or intelligent design as part of their science curriculum (Harris, 2013).  In addition, theory can be … Continue reading

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