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An SDSU Press Co-Sponsored Event: Streaming Live Today via Zoom and Facebook at 11am PST! #BROWNTV with Frederick "Fede" Aldama and William "Memo" Nericcio

 Today at 11am pacific--an SDSU Press co-sponsored event:



SDSU Press proud to co-sponsor this Latinx Studies event today with MALAS, the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and...

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From Hyperbole Books, an imprint of San Diego State University Press! Cultural Studies in the Digital Age - #sdsupress

What will cultural studies look like in a pandemic age obsessed by the selfie?

Culture Studies in the Digital Age seeks to answer age old questions and being new conversation in and around media studies, political culture, image analysis, social justice, and more.







 "More than ever, we need the common sense, tools, and knowledge to develop a critically engaged digital optics that sees what decisive clarity - and that allows us to progressively act"
 
 By David P. Ornelas
 
 From Hyperbole Books, an imprint of San Diego State University Press! What is Cultural Studies!? Oh, we know all about Stuart Hall and his landmark work and we are hip to the tune of Marshall Blonsky, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and John Berger. But what will Cultural Studies look like after AI, after COVID, after the next new wave of next-generation developments in computer science.
 
What is "Cultural Studies"!? Oh we know all about Stuart Hall and his Landmark works, and are hip to the evocative. But what will Cultural Studies look like after Al, after COVID, after the ensuing new sciences, social sciences, and the humanities? In this collection you will find essays on Disney, video games, fashion photography, and more - the traditional fodder of cultural studies. But you will also find deep meditation on memes, Instagram, social media, virtual reality on/in the border, and more - evocative intellectual schtick not always filling the domain of Cultural Studies, the institution.
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"Cultural Studies in the Digital Age" An Anthology of 21st Century Interdisciplinary Inquiries, Postulations, and Findings is a remarkable collection that defines cutting edge of Cultural Studies. With essays that range from photography to emotion, from digitality to architecture, it should be required reading for all students of culture. The editors have assembled an impressive team of scholars who are insightful, creative, and committed. The don't let you down, and the book as a whole leaves one with the sense that Cultural Studies has established itself successful in the modern academy. Cultural Studies in the Digital Age contains great work, and it suggests great work lies ahead."- Michael P. Ryan | Professor Emeritus, Temple University       
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Culture Studies in the Digital Age is divided into four sections: Society, Image, Media and Digital. The names of the sections are short for good reason - it would be foolish to sharply delineate the themes of this book, as the reader will see that the topics of any one chapter may use and blend the theories, approaches, and subjects of the other sections. But there is a utility to offering a general framework in dealing with the overall question of digital cultural studies. 
 
One might think: “The algorithms will write future essays.” But that means tenure for algorithms? Surely not! In this collection you will find essays on Disney, video games, fashion photography, and more—the traditional fodder of cultural studies; but you will also find deep meditations on memes, Instagram, social media, the border, Mexico, and more. Sit back and get ready to read some of the more provocative musings on both sides of the Atlantic by up-and-coming stars of Ethnic Studies, Literature, Linguistics, and more. Contributors include: Frederick Aldama, Brian Frastaci, Federico Tarquini, Antonio Rafele, Tito Vagni, Gwendolyn Kurtz, Kristal Bivona, Luca Acquarelli, William Nericcio, Katie Waltman, Massimo Cerulo, Lorenzo Bruni, Alberto Abruzzese, Jennifer Carter, Ralph Clare, Nello Barile, Katlin Marisol Sweeney, Bonnie Opliger, Matteo Treleani, Vanni Codeluppi, Guerino Bovalino, Agnese Pastorino, Carlos Kelly, and Antonio Rafele.
 

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Amatl Comix, the Comics and Comics Studies Imprint of San Diego State University Press, is on the Move!!!