Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

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The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies was a research centre at the University of Birmingham, England. From 1964 to 2002, the Centre played a critical role in developing the field of cultural studies.


  • Subjectivity includes the possibility, for example, that some elements or impulses are subjectively active — they move us — without being consciously known.... It focuses on the "who I am" or, as important, the "who we are" of culture. ... Consciousness embraces the notion of a consciousness of self and an active mental and moral self-production.
    • Richard Johnson, describing the distinction between subjectivity and consciousness, What is Cultural Studies Anyway (1983), p. 12

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