Cultural studies is ordinary

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If this is thought through now, if we fight for it, even if we fail we shall have done something to justify ourselves before the future. But I don’t think we need fail at all; I think the results will be uneven and scattered, but this is where the challenge now is. If you accept my definition that this is really what Cultural Studies has been about, of taking the best we can in intellectual work and going with it in this very open way to confront people for whom it is not a way of life, for whom it is not in any probability a job, but for whom it is a matter of their own intellectual interest, their own understanding of the pressures on them, pressures of every kind, from the most personal to the most broadly political - if we are prepared to take that kind of work and to revise the syllabus and discipline as best we can, on this site which allows that kind of interchange, then Cultural Studies has a very remarkable future indeed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAbout Raymond Williams
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781135263089
ISBN (Print)9780415545792
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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