However, he was both educated and brought up in Britain. After a five-year stint at King Abdul Aziz University , Jeddah , Saudi Arabia — where he became a leading authority on the hajj , the pilgrimage to Mecca —— he returned to work as Middle East correspondent of the science magazines Nature and New Scientist. In , he joined London Weekend Television as a reporter and helped launch the trend-setting Asian programme Eastern Eye. In the early s, he was among the founders of Inquiry , a magazine of ideas and policy focusing on Muslim countries, which played a major part in promoting reformist thought in Islam. In the late eighties Sardar moved to Kuala Lumpur as advisor to Anwar Ibrahim , the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia who is going to be the leader of the opposition later.
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Oct 07, Abhidev H M rated it really liked it "Cultural studies started as a dissenting intellectual tradition outside academia, dedicated to exposing power in all its cultural forms. But it has now become a discipline and a part of the academic establishment and its power structure. I wanted to go back to my reading of Williams and Thompson and Stuart Hall because the book raised fresh questions for me.
The other major impact of the book was learning about cultural studies in other countries. Starting in Great Britain, not surprisingly cultural studies was changed by each of the countries that adopted some of the issues and strategies of investigating Although I knew something about Cultural Studies before reading this book, my knowledge and insights were greatly expanded.
Starting in Great Britain, not surprisingly cultural studies was changed by each of the countries that adopted some of the issues and strategies of investigating their own cultures. Not only did I want to read the theorists from the different cultures, but I wanted to watch the films and read the books that were from these different countries and that reflected their particular cultures. Queer theory, feminist studies, black culture were also addressed as was diaspora space which I had never thought of in the way in which they presented it.
As always the graphics engaged the reader and emphasized the points visually that were being made in the text. The suggested reading list was most exciting to contemplate.
Introducing Cultural Studies