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Paper 1. Introduction to Cultural Studies

General Introduction:
Cultural Studies is an emerging area of research and teaching that brings in new perspectives to the study of culture and society.

The paper covers ten topics, listed below. Each topic requires the student to log on to the course material and also do the required exercises, which will be discussed during the contact programme. The following are the titles of the lessons. The course begins with the introductory session on 20th August.

1. The Concept of Culture

2. Cultural Studies

3. Theorizing Culture

4. Orientalism

5. Imagining the Nation

6. Uses of History in Contemporary India

7. The Identity Question

8. Femininity – Masculinity

9. Legal Identity and Culture

10. The Country and the City


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