Teaching Cultural Studies

Methods – Matters – Models

In previous years, many introductions to cultural studies have been published, but there have been few studies that reflected on and systematised teaching experiences, course design, and teaching and learning techniques in the field. This volume is an attempt to close this gap by recording instructors' experiences and insights and presenting successful models of instruction.
The contributions assembled do not only aim to broaden the scope of cultural studies instruction but also to facilitate the design of cultural studies courses. Therefore they contain case studies and examples of courses which demonstrate the effective integration into cultural studies of theories and models taken from well-established disciplines such as history, sociology, museum studies, post-colonial and literary studies. Moreover, the brief overviews of a range of academic disciplines, methods and topics which are offered in the articles provide excellent introductory readings in classes on, for example, place, gender, identity, visual culture, reggae, social movements or the Angry Young Men. In addition, there are articles that focus on teaching (with) Web 2.0, on the nature and functions of stereotypes and on learning and teaching techniques for cultural studies classes. Because of the variety of topics and approaches it covers, this volume may become a valuable resource not only for instructors but also for students and researchers of cultural studies.

Gerold Sedlmayr in: Journal for the Study of British Cultures, Vol. 20/1 (2013), 79ff

Carola Surkamp in: Anglistik, 24.2 (2013), 233f

Birte Christ in: KULT_online, 33 (2012) [http://kult-online.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/KULT_online/33-11]