Cultural Studies Investigations and Paradigms

Discuss intellectual movements to which the cultural studies field responds.

Barker outlines several intellectual movements and “strands” to which the field known as cultural studies responds. As it pertains to the ways in which cultural studies understands the culture and has embraced, built upon, and rejected paradigmatic values that defined earlier intellectual approaches to theory and research, please respond to the following two prompts below:

  • How do the axiologies of both the critical and interpretive paradigms inform cultural studies?
  • What makes language (in all its formations) such an appealing site for cultural studies investigations?