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LevelSeries
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/CCCS/A
TitleCentre for Contemporary Cultural Studies publications
Extent129 items
Date1964-1997
DescriptionThis series consists of the publications produced by members of staff but predominately of students at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, often in collaboration with each other. An important part of the Centre's working practices was the decision it took to self-publish the work that was being produced there. This decision largely arose out of necessity because, as the field 'cultural studies' did not exist as such, there were no established cultural studies journals where work of the kind the Centre was producing could be published. Thus a key aim of the Centre's early 'Occasional Papers', the establishment of its own journal 'Working Papers in Cultural Studies', and the 'Stencilled Occasional Papers' - essentially position-papers self-produced by Centre members on its own Gestetner machine - was to communicate ideas in progress and begin to think about what the practice of cultural studies should entail. The change in the nature of the Centre's publications alludes to the development of a field; as receptiveness to 'Working Papers in Cultural Studies' grew, for example, the Centre secured a contract with Hutchinson to publish the journals as books. Alongside these publications, this series also includes a full set of the Centre's annual reports, which similarly show how Centre members were developing the practice of cultural studies through both research and pedagogy, and 'Cultural Studies From Birmingham', a short-lived journal produced by the Centre in its later guise, the Department of Cultural Studies
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