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Cultural Studies: Reference

A guide to Cultural Studies resources in the Library

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Cultural Theory

The A-Z guide to modern literary & cultural theorists
Central Library, Level 4, PN 74 .A111

A dictionary of cultural and critical theory
Central Library, Level 8, HM 621 .D554 1996

Dictionary of cultural theorists
Central Library, Level 8, HM 621 .D5545 1999

Encyclopedia of postmodernism
Central Library, Level 11, B 831.2 .E56 2001

A glossary of cultural theory
Central Library, Level 8, HM 621 .B8723 2002

The Icon critical dictionary of postmodern thought
Central Library, Level 11, B 831.2 .I17

Why Use Reference Sources?

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are excellent sources for background material on cultural influences such as literature, film and the media, social trends, historical and political events. Use them to

  • check out something your lecturer said
  • refine an essay topic
  • compile a list of search words for further research

Cultural Encyclopedias by Country

China : a historical and cultural dictionary
Central Library, Level 9, DS 733 .C539 1998

Encyclopedia of contemporary American culture
Central Library, Level 9, E 169.12 .E56 2001

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture
Central Library, Level 10, DA 589.4 .E56 1999

Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture
Central Library, Level 10, DC 33.7 .E56

Encyclopedia of contemporary German culture
Central Library, Level 10, DD 290.26 .E56 1999

Encyclopedia of contemporary Italian culture
Central Library, Level 10, DG 450 .E56 2000

Encyclopedia of contemporary Japanese culture
Central Library, Level 10, DS 822.5 .E56 2002

Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture
Central Library, Level 10, DP 233.5 .E56 1999

The Encyclopedia of Japanese pop culture
Central Library, Level 10, DS 822.5 .S334 1997

Encyclopedia of Southern culture
Central Library, Level 9, F 209 .E56

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