The textbook Cultural Studies – second edition is a basic working instrument for all those interested in topical subjects, such as globalization, life in the diaspora, postmodernism, cultural imperialism, stereotyping, discrimination (social, racial or gender related), and many others. This textbook is a scientific product addressed equally to the students of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, who use it within the seminars of Culture and Civilization and Cultural Studies, and to those of other universities in Romania, as well as to the larger public preoccupied by contemporary topics and interested in this field.
Cultural Studies – second edition brings the previous edition of four years ago up to date, by revising the lessons, consulting more recent bibliography and including some new subjects. The textbook consists of two main parts: an introductory one, detailing a series of fundamental concepts of cultural studies, and a generous second part, dealing with cultural studies in the UK, the US and Canada from the perspective of intercultural communication. The definitions and conceptual explanations are accompanied by applications, activities and case studies, that encourage learner autonomy, critical thinking and developing linguistic and intercultural communication competences.
Another essential aspect of the textbook is its rigurous scientific research, which lies at the basis of its development. The complex bibliography that the three authors consulted offers the opportunity of accessing the most significant and recent voices in the field of cultural studies worldwide.
Cultural Studies – second edition is a topical, interactive and attractive textbook, with many practical applications helping develop students’ knowledge in the area, as well as their autonomous learning and self-assessment skills.