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Why Cultural Studies
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Why Cultural StudiesWhy Cultural Studies? is a rallying call for a reinvigoration of the project of cultural studies that provides a critical analysis of its meteoric rise to the academic fore and makes a convincing argument for the pressing need for a renewed investment in, and re-evaluation of, its core ideals.
Rodman argues that there are valuable lessons we can learn from cultural studies’ past that have the potential to lead cultural studies to an invigorated and viable futureMakes the claim that cultural studies isn’t – and shouldn’t be – solely an academic subject, but open to both academics and non-academics alike
 
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Tags: Studies, Cultural, cultural, studies, academic
Wanderlust - September 2014
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Wanderlust - September 2014Wanderlust - September 2014

Wanderlust is a British travel magazine, covering adventurous, cultural and special interest travel. It is published ten times a year. It was established in Windsor, Berkshire in 1993 by Paul Morrison and Lyn Hughes, who had observed the absence of a publication combining their interests in wildlife, activities and cultural insights.
 
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Tags: Wanderlust, travel, cultural, publication, absence, September
Everyday Readers: Reading and Popular Culture
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Everyday Readers: Reading and Popular CultureBook reading often seems to function as a barometer of cultural vitality. For those who wish to argue that we live in a dumbed-down age, the alleged decline in book reading often becomes the benchmark of falling cultural standards. Although pessimistic critics and commentators may shout that the time of the book is over, as they have since the fifteenth century, millions of readers worldwide are not listening to them. Despite the allure of television and the internet, book reading remains a popular activity. However, despite the huge global audiences for books, it is surprising that the complexity of everyday book culture is not readily comprehended.
 
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Tags: reading, cultural, often, activity, However
Translation in Systems: Descriptive and System-oriented Approaches Explained
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Translation in Systems: Descriptive and System-oriented Approaches ExplainedTranslation in Systems: Descriptive and System-oriented Approaches Explained

The notion of systems has helped revolutionize translation studies since the 1970s. As a key part of many descriptive approaches, it has broken with the prescriptive focus on what translation should be, encouraging researchers to ask what translation does in specific cultural settings.
 
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Tags: translation, cultural, settings, specific, encouraging, Translation, Approaches, Explained, System-oriented
A Glossary of Cultural Theory
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A Glossary of Cultural TheoryA Glossary of Cultural Theory

This glossary provides the researcher and student with lucid and up-to-date guidance through the vibrant and changing debates in cultural studies and related disciplines. In a field where meanings are frequently complex and ambiguous, it has been praised for its clarity and helpfulness. This new edition has been updated throughout.
 
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Tags: ambiguous, praised, complex, frequently, where, Theory, Glossary, Cultural
Cultural Functions of Translation
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Cultural Functions of TranslationCultural Functions of Translation

Illustrates that translation as a culture transcending process is an important way of positioning cultures. The focus is on the role of translation for the formation of cultural identities, and on effects of globalization for translating advertising.
 
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Tags: translation, globalization, effects, identities, translating, Cultural, Translation, Functions
The Social Geography of Healthy Aging
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The Social Geography of Healthy AgingThe Social Geography of Healthy Aging

The healthy and successful transition to later life can be a difficult experience. This book discusses the historical, cultural, and social psychological factors that shape the quality of life of older women and men. A central premise of the proposed book is that where we live is vital to how we age, Thus, this book has a look at stories of older women and men who are from different cultural backgrounds.
 
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Tags: cultural, women, older, vital, where, Social, Geography