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date: 23 June 2017

Communication and Cultural Studies

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Please check back later for the full article.

Communication and cultural studies have turbulent and contradictory histories, epistemologies, methods, and geographies, both on their own and as partners and rivals. This is in keeping with their status as interdisciplinary areas that emerged in the early-to-mid 20th century and crossed the humanities and the social sciences. Culture has been at its core.