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TitleCultural studies as the new humanities
Author(s)Martins, Moisés de Lemos
KeywordsCultural Studies
New humanities
Information and Communication Technologies
Issue date2015
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade (CECS)
JournalRevista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais
Abstract(s)The purpose of this study is to argue that Cultural Studies may be regarded as the new humanities. Cultural Studies focus on ethnic, post-colonial, communication, anthropological, ethnographic and feminist studies, and only ‘very marginally’ have they shown an interest in literature and literary studies (Aguiar & Silva, 2008). But those fields, which ‘Social Science’ rather than the ‘Arts’ have invested in (Ibid., p. 254), are the touchstone of modernity. Today, the concept we have of humankind is, to a large extent, played out in these areas. The questioning of both humankind and modernity has as backdrop the technologically-driven shift of culture from word to image (Martins, 2011 a). My proposal takes into account this debate, while underscoring how Cultural Studies are engaged in what is current and contemporary, which means, in the present and everyday life.
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