Emerged after the Second World War. An intellectual movements.
new set of strategies for critiquing contemporary societies.
elucidates the major transformations after the Second World War.
Emerges in Great Britain. Connected to their decline as a great power after wwii. Connected to the change in
capitalism after wwii. The utmost importance of consumption in the economy and social life more generally.
Described by GUY DEBORD as the emergence of the Society of the Spectacle.
Connected to changes in mass communication methods.
- rapid spread of TV
people had a sense, after wwii, that the 19c was ﬁnally over and it was a new world in some sense
second context for the emergence of cultural studies: new social movements:
• women's rights
• environmental movement
• civil rights movement
• lgbt movement
• peace movement
Cultural Studies saw itself as responding to these movements. Most theorists have biographical connections to
after wwii, the universities changed too: very very elite institutions where only the wealthy privileged could go,
especially in canada, are expanded and made public. as a result, all kinds of