A Reformer's Science
- Tony Bennett - University of Western Sydney, Australia
July 1998 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This major work, by one of the key figures in cultural studies, critically examines the theory, history and practice of culture. It is a comprehensive review of the main debates in cultural studies that is grounded in an historical account of the modern relations between culture and government.
The book illuminates the relationship between culture and the social, as well as offering an important assessment of the role of intellectuals in relation to the organization of contemporary cultural life. Culture: A Reformer's Science is a major reappraisal of cultural studies; an engagement with the relations of culture and policy; and a critical examination of the conditions for intellectual work.
PART ONE: THEORY
Towards a Pragmatics for Cultural Studies
Being `in the True' of Cultural Studies
PART TWO: HISTORY
The Multiplication of Culture's Utility
PART THREE: PRACTICE
Culture, Power, Resistance
Culture and Policy
Out in the Open