By John Storey
Culture and Power in Cultural Studies reproduces close to three decades of John Storey's significant scholarship on culture, power, and the politics of signification.
Storey addresses the struggle to define social reality and to give the world and its contents a kind of meaning that generates the desired effects of power. Chapters are informed by history and organized by theory, and essays have been revised and rewritten, each one following a different subject and method of argument. These works demonstrate how signification and the processes of meaning-or the way in which particular meanings acquire their authority and legitimacy-are fundamental factors in the establishment of hegemony.