May 13, 2012
Cultural-Studies Journal Gets Revamped for a 'Different Intellectual Moment'
Joshua Bright for The New York Times, Redux
Saying they want to remake cultural studies and reach a broad, educated public, the new editors of a major interdisciplinary journal are doing something that often provokes anxiety in academe.
They are making changes.
The journal, Public Culture, has since its advent in 1988 played a prominent role in interdisciplinary social sciences, emphasizing such topics as the globalization of culture, cosmopolitanism, and transnational politics. In 1992, the peer-reviewed