After the Disciplines: The Emergence of Cultural Studies


Since the late 1960s, both internationally and locally, we have witnessed the growth of subject areas outside the traditional liberal arts curriculum and disciplinary structure of the university curriculum: Black Studies (or Indigenous Studies), Feminist or Women's Studies, Critical Legal Studies, Film & Media Studies, Gay Studies, and Cultural Studies are some of the most popular. The principles underlying a global neo-liberalism and managerialism were responsible for restructuring universities during the 1980s. Some thought that such developments imperiled the humanities, while others believed that the context of globalization and the development of new communications technologies offered new hope for both interdisciplinary work and the emergence of a critical approach.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ruth Butterworth
  • Robert Markley
  • Timothy Luke
  • Ravi Arvind Palat
  • Julie Fredrickse
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999