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Module Reading List

Cultural Flashpoints in the Performing Arts, 2021/22
Dr Phil Kiszely
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General and Methods

Bennett, T & Frow, J (eds)  2008. The Sage Handbook of Cultural Analysis, London, Sage 

Billington, R 1991, Culture and Society, London Macmillan

Bordwell, D & K. Thompson. 2004. Film Art: an introduction  

Hayward, Susan. 2006. Cinema Studies: the key concepts (3rd edition)

Howells, R 2003, Visual Culture, Cambridge, Polity

Jordonova, L. 2000. History in Practice

Pickering, Kenneth. 2005. Key Concepts in Drama and Performance

Stein, D (ed) 2005, Engaging Music: essays in music analysis, New York, Oxford University Press

Storey, John. 1996. Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: theories and methods

Turner, Graeme. 2006. Film as Social Practice  

Williams. R 1981. Culture, Fontana, Glasgow

Williams R. 1990. Culture & Society: Coleridge to Orwell, London: Hogarth Press    

International Index for the Performing Arts (providing access to innumerable journals, articles etc is available on-line through the Library Electronic Resources.


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Bordo, S. 1993. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body

Bryson, V. 2003. Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction  

Butler, Judith. 1990. Gender Trouble  

Caine, Barbara. English Feminism: 1780-1980

Cashmore, Ernest. 1989. Class Race and Gender since the War

De beauvoir, Simone. 1953/1997. The Second Sex

Friedan, B. 1971/1992. The Feminine Mystique  

Gelder, Ken. 2005. The Subcultures Reader  

Greer, Germaine. 1976/2006. The Female Eunuch

Hall, Donald et al (eds.) 2012. The Routledge Queer Theory Studies Reader

Hall, Stuart. 1989. The Hard Road to Renewal,

Hall, Stuart et al (eds.) 1994. Modernity and its Futures  

Hodkinson, Paul et al (eds.) 2007. Youth Cultures: scenes, subcultures and tribes  

Hooks, Bell. 1983. Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism  

McRobbie, Angela. 1994. Postmodernism and Popular Culture, Routledge, London  

McRobbie, Angela. 1999. In the Culture Society, Routledge, London

Said, Edward. 1978. Orientalism  

Oakley, Kate & Justin O’Connor. 2015. The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

O’ Connor, Justin. 2007. The Cultural and Creative Industries: a literature review  

Shohat, Ella & Robert Stam. 1994. Unthinking Eurocentrism

Spivak, Gayatri. 1998. Can the Subaltern Speak?

Waites, Bernard et al (eds.) 1982. Popular Culture Past and Present: a reader

Wichins, Riki. 2004. Queer Theory, Gender Theory: an instant primer

Williams, Patrick & Laura Chrisman. 1994.  Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader  

Young, I. M. 2005. On Female Body Experience: Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays


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Date-specific materials


Allsop, Kenneth. 1958. The Angry Decade.

Amis, Kingsley. 1954. Lucky Jim

Black, Lawrence. 2010. Redefining British politics: culture, consumerism and participation, 1954-70

Chapman, Rowena & Jonathan Rutherford (eds.) 1988. Male Order: unwrapping masculinity

Denison, Patricia. (ed.) 1997. John Osborne: a casebook

Lacey, Stephen. 1995. British realist theatre: the new wave in its context 1956-1965 

Lynn, Martin (ed.) 2005. The British Empire in the 1950s: retreat or revival

Murdock, Iris. 1958. ‘A House of Theory’ in Norman McKenzie (ed.) Conviction

Osborne, John. 1956. Look Back in Anger  

Osborne, John. 1959. The Entertainer

Osborne, John. 1994. Damn you, England: collected prose

Shellard, Dominic (ed.) 2000. British Theatre in the 1950s

Taylor, John Russell. 1962. Anger & After: a guide to the new British drama

Thompson, E.P. The Making of the English Working Class  

Wandor, Michelene. 1987. Look Back in Gender: sexuality and the family post-war British drama  



Sight & Sound, Vols. 25 – 38

The New Left Review. All vols. From the 1960s

Aldgate, Anthony (ed.) 2000. Windows on the Sixties: exploring key texts of media and culture  

Armes, Roy. 1978. A Critical History of British Cinema

Anderson, Lindsay. 2004. Never Apologise: the collected writings

Ashby, Justine and Andrew Higson (eds.) 2000. British Cinema, Past & Present

Babington, Bruce (ed). 2001. British Stars & Stardom: from Alma Taylor to Sean Connery 

Chapman, James. 2002. Saints & Avengers: British adventure series of the 1960s

Collins, Marcus. 2007. The Permissive Society and its Enemies: sixties British culture    

Collins, Marcus. 2012. ‘Sucking in the ‘70s? The Rolling Stones and the aftermath of the Permissive Society’ in Popular Music History Vol.7, No.1

Donnelly, Mark. 2005. Sixties Britain: culture, politics, society

Green, Jonathon. 1999. All Dressed Up: the sixties and the counterculture

Hewing, Wendy. PDF. British Film in the 1960s

Hillier, Jim. Cahiers du Cinema (vols. 1 & 2)

Hollander, Paul. 2018. ‘Explaining the Counterculture’ in Academic Questions. Vol.31, No.1

Marwick. Arthur. 1996. The Sixties  

Rowbotham, Sheila. 2000. Promise of a Dream: remembering the sixties  

Street, Sarah. 2008. British National Cinema (2nd Edition)

Taylor, B.F. 2006. The British New Wave: a certain tendency?  

Walker, Alexander. 1974. Hollywood England: the British film industry in the sixties



Coopey, Richard. 1996. Britain in the 1970s: the troubled economy

Cornwell, Hugh. 2000 The Stranglers: song by song  

Curtis, Deborah. 2007. Touching from a distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division

Goodyer, Ian. 2009. Crisis Music: the cultural politics of Rock Against Racism

Hebdidge, Dick. 1979. Subculture: the meaning of style  

Home, Stewart. 1995. Cranked Up Really High: genre theory and punk rock

Kerr, Joe & Andrew Gibson. 2003. London from Punk to Blair

Kiszely, Philip 2012. First Wave on Film’ Punk & Post-Punk Issue 2:1    

Kiszely, Philip 2013. ‘A Cool Reception to the American Beat’ Popular Music History Issue 7:1

Kunsthalle Wien, Gerald (ed.) 2008. Punk. No one is innocent: art, style, revolt 

Leblanc, L. 1999. Pretty in Punk: girls’ gender resistance in a boys subculture  

O'Connor, Alan. 2008. Punk record labels and the struggle for autonomy: the emergence of DIY

Ogg, Alex. 2006. No More Heroes

Reddington, Helen. 2007. The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era  

Sabin, Roger (ed.) 1999. Punk Rock: So What?

Sladen, Mark (ed.) 2007. Panic Attack: art in the punk years

Savage, Jon. 1992. England’s Dreaming: the Sex Pistols and punk rock  

Robb, John. 2006 Punk Rock: an oral history

Rombes, 2009. Cultural Dictionary of Punk

Wilcox, Claire. 2004. Vivienne Westwood



Bret, David. 1994. Morrissey: landscapes of the mind – a biography

Goddard, Michael (ed.) 2010. Mark E. Smith and the Fall: art, music and politics

Hill, Andrew. 2003. ‘Acid house and Thatcherism: contesting spaces in late ‘80s Britain’ in Space and Polity Vol.7, No.3

Hill, John. 1999. British Cinema  

Joynson, Vernon. Up Yours! A guide to UK punk, new wave, and early post-punk 

O’Brien, Lucy. 2011. ‘Can I have a Taste of Your Ice Cream?’ in Punk & Post-Punk. Vol. 1, No.1  

Oakes, K. 2009. Slanted and Enchanted: the evolution of Indie culture

Ogg, Alex. 2009. Independence Days: the story of UK independent record labels

Reynolds, Simon. 2005. Rip it Up and Start Again: post-punk 1978-84  

Reynolds, Simon. 2009. Totally Wired: post-punk interviews and overviews

Rimmer, Dave. 1985. Like Punk Never Happened: Culture Club and the New Pop

Robb, John. 2009. Death to Trad Rock

Shephard, Simon & Mick Wallis. 1989. Coming on Strong: Gay Politics and Culture

Steward, Sue and Sheryl Garrett. 1984. Signed, Sealed and Delivered. True life stories of women in pop

Townsend, Alan & Jim Lewis. The North-South Divide: regional change in Britain in the 1980s  

Voorvelt, Martijn. 1998. British Post-Punk Experimental Pop,1977-1983


1990s & 2000s

Bock, Jannika. 2012. Riot Grrrl: A feminist re-interpretation of the punk narrative

Dunn, KC. 2014. ‘Pussy Rioting; the nine lives of the Riot Grrrl revolution’ in International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol. 16, No.2

Kaltefleiter, Caroline K. 2016.  ‘Start your own revolution: agency and action of the Riot Grrrl network’ in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Vol. 36, Nos. 11-12

McKay, George (ed.) 1998. DiY Culture: Party and Protest in Nineties Britain

Milestone, Katie & Nicola Richards. 2000. 'What Difference does it Make? Women's Pop-Cultural Production and Consumption in Manchester' in Sociological Research Online. Vol. 5, No. 1  

Milestone, Katie. 2016. ‘Northern-ness’- gender in Manchester’s creative industries’ in Journal of Cultural Research. Vol. 20, No.1

Nguyen, Mimi. 2012. ‘Riot Grrrl, Race, and Revival’ in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Vol. 22, Nos. 2-3

O’Grady, Alice. 2009. ‘Underground Club spaces and Interactive Performance’. Thesis.

Redhead, Steve. 1993. Rave Off: politics and deviance in contemporary youth culture  

Reynolds Simon. 1999. Generation Ecstasy – Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

Rietveld, Hillegonda. 1998. This is Our House: House Music, Cultural Spaces and Technologies

Wilson, Brian. 2006. Fight Flight or Chill


This list was last updated on 07/03/2022