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- Critical Inquiry, 1974--. 4/yr.
- Call number: NX 1 .C93, <http://www2.uchicago.edu/jnl-crit-inq/>
- With articles written by scholars like Henry Louis Gates Jr., Andreas Huyssen,
Judith Butler, and Frederick Jameson, Critical Inquiry provides a venue
for top critical race, class, postcolonial, and gender theorists to publish
current work. Each issue publishes a bibliographic checklist entitled, "Books
of Critical Interest." Occasionally, this is expanded to "Books
and Discs..." or "Books, Disc, and Videocassettes..." "Book"
is used to cover both monographs and anthologies. These checklists appear
to be a fairly comprehensive listings of recent work published in these fields
however, there is no editorial statement indicating if their goal is comprehensiveness
or how they chose which work to included in the bibliography. Although not
annotated, the checklist does provide complete publishing information as well
as cost and page length/running time of the works.
- Cultural Critique
- This journal seems to focus on postcolonialism and the critique of global
corporate capitalism, including its hegemonic structures and technologies
of implementation, looking at both historical antecedents as well as contemporary
culture. An impressive editorial board of U.S. based scholars oversees the
work of the more junior scholars published in this journal. Most articles
offer analyses of non-canonical literature, technology, or the work of various
theorists. The journal seems willing to take a few more risks, publishing
more articles in emergent fields. Each issue publishes a short, three to five
page, "Books Received," checklist.
- Cultural Studies, 1987--
- Call number: HM101.C8923
- Founded in 1987, Cultural Studies is the journal which most explicitly
discusses the field of cultural studies, its theories, methods, and political
practice. Editors are very much aware of the constituitive role the journal
has, and continues to play in the development and expansion of the field of
cultural studies in the United States and its integration with cultural studies
abroad. Contributors include a mix of artists, writers, graduate students,
lecturers, and professors. Articles range broadly across theoretical perspectives,
topics, and disciplines while maintaining the core exploration of cultural
studies: theorizing the relationships of power between cultural and social
practice, and their institutional contexts. In the last issue of each volume,
the journal publishes a checklist of "Books Received from Publishers"
for the year prior. For example, the checklist published in October 1997,
was for items received up to December 31, 1996.
- Postmodern Culture
- Call number: PN 98.P67P668 COMPUTER FILE, <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/>
- Postmodern Culture is not exclusively an American Studies journal,
but it covers a number of relevant topics. American Studies scholars interested
in technology and contemporary popular culture should definitely take a look.
This is an electronic journal and includes a listserv and links to web sites.
- Public Culture: Society for Transnational Cultural Studies
- Call number: NX180.S6 P8
- Ten years old, Public Culture is a glossy, high production value,
cutting edge journal which has "sought to shape debates on transnationalism
and globalization, to interrogate the culturally inflected concept of the
public, and to articulate a critical late twentieth century internationalism"
("Editor's Note," v. 10.1, Fall '97, p. vii). Public Culture
looks both at the historical development of the public as well as contemporary
understandings of citizenship, publics , and nationhood. The international
editorial board contains well known scholars in postcolonial studies, gender
studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. Contributors
to the journal tend to be professors in the social sciences with perhaps one
graduate student contributor per issue. Public Culture's Winter 1996
issue was named the best single issue of a journal for 1996 by the Association
of American Publishers. Recently, the journal added a section termed "artworks"
in which public, non-academic, art doing critical cultural work is reviewed.
Periodically the journal publishes a bibliographic checklist of recent arrivals.
- Representations, 1983--. 4/yr.
- Call number: NX 1 .R46, <http://violet.berkeley.edu:7000/>
- Publishes work interpreting cultural forms of representation in historical
context. The topics are not limited to America or to art, but cover cultural
criticism, history, and literary criticism. The scholarship and theorizing
is tip top. Recent special issues include "American Cinema and Popular
Culture," "Sexuality and the Social Body in the 19th Century,"
"Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy," and "The Cultural Display
of the Body." Contributors tend to be top professors in the humanities
and social sciences. Volume 20 has an author index to volumes 1-20. No bibliographies.
- Theory, Culture, and Society: Explorations in Critical
Social Science see entry under Critical Theory
- Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic
Development. see entry under Anthropology
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