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Modernist Cultural Studies$
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Catherine Driscoll

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034249

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034249.001.0001

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The Critical Attitude

(p.1) Introduction
Modernist Cultural Studies

Catherine Driscoll

University Press of Florida

This book argues that modernism is not a thing of the past by showing that cultural studies as a discipline might well be considered a modernist project. It claims that understanding the modernism of cultural studies is both necessary for seeing and sustaining the value of cultural studies and reinvigorates the importance of modernism today. This argument is less a plea for more established disciplines to take cultural studies seriously than it is a plea for contemporary humanities and social sciences, including cultural studies, to take modernism seriously. This book seeks to intervene in the now habitual association between the “new humanities” and postmodernism, a move that sets cultural studies and modernism in opposition to one another, with modernism being situated as the kind of serious cultural project that cultural studies has either abandoned or was never able to access. It addresses a variety of topics ranging from cinema and adolescence to sex education, popular culture, art, the significance of the everyday, and popular music.

Keywords:   modernism, cultural studies, new humanities, postmodernism, cinema, art, adolescence, sex education, popular music, popular culture

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