Cultural Studies in the Future Tense
My mentor and dear friend Lawrence Grossberg recently published a great new book with Duke University Press, Cultural Studies in the Future Tense. I’ll be reviewing it here in the next few weeks or months, but for now I wanted to link to a podcast from The Critical Lede. The hosts Ben Myers and Desiree Rowe interview Larry about the book and how through intellectual work we might begin re-imagining political life in the United States and abroad.
Having listened to the interview, I should mention that it’s not only compelling for what Larry has to say about his new book, but also as a succinct introduction to cultural studies. He says, in a nutshell, that we should imagine taking ten jigsaw puzzles, dumping all the pieces out into a bucket, mixing the up, and then throwing out the pictures. Then figure out how to reassemble them. That’s how hard it is — or should be — to do cultural studies.
Amen. Enjoy the interview.