Examines key moments of British cultural and literary history. This title analyses how the decline of the socialist ideal and the emergence of endgame capitalism helped to produce both modern theory and cultural studies as academic fields.
Simon During teaches at the English Department of Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Professoral Fellow at the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne. His most recent books are Modern Enchantments: the cultural power of secular magic (2002) and Cultural Studies: a critical introduction (2005). He is also the editor of the three editions of the Cultural Studies Reader.