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Cultural Studies
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The term cultural studies (Ger. Kulturwissenschaft) appeared as early as the late 18th century. It gained programmatic content, however, only around 1900 in the controversies concerning the independence of the humanities in relation to the natural sciences and concerning the normative integration of modern capitalist mass societies shaped by multiple crises. Since the “linguistic turn” and the “culturalist turn” in the 1980s, it has served the trans-disciplinary integration of the humanities and the social sciences. Here, c…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Cultural Studies”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12452>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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