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We are all art historians now: Teaching media studies and/as cultural studies

Miller, T. (2019) We are all art historians now: Teaching media studies and/as cultural studies. In: Aksikas, J., Andrews, S.J. and Hedrick, D., (eds.) Cultural Studies in the Classroom and Beyond: Critical Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 57-75.

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This chapter is based on my experience of teaching cultural studies over 30 years, at graduate and/or undergraduate levels in many countries as a visitor, but most of the time in the US, Colombia, and Britain. In disciplinary terms, I’ve taught cultural studies ‘inside’ sociology, cinema studies, American studies, anthropology, women’s studies, English, journalism, social communication, management, film and media studies, and Latin American and Caribbean studies. The chapter does three things, based in part on those experiences. It makes some Olympian claims about cultural studies’ content and location, looks into ways of teaching the media as core components, and concludes that we are all art historians today—but probably shouldn’t be.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright: © 2019 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
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