Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Cultural Studies in Theory and Practice
0.5 Credit

Cultural studies has been the most contentious field of study in the late 20th century because its subject matter and approaches challenge the academy's traditional disciplinary and institutional modi operandi, and because its proponents also see it as a form of political engagement. This course combines an introduction and overview of cultural studies during its formative period, 1950s-1990s, highlighting key innovations and ruptures in its development as a form of knowledge production and of politics, of its institutional locations and social formations, and of cultural studies practices.