About Raymond Williams represents the overdue critical acclaim of Williams' lasting influence and unbroken repercussions in critical thought. His writings have effectively shaped the ways in which people understand the complexity of the notion of 'culture' and many of the ways it has been taken up in scholarly practice.
Lawrence Grossberg is Morris Davis Professor of Communication Studies, Chair of the Executive Committee of the University Program in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Grossberg is co-editor (with Della Pollock) of the journal Cultural Studies. Roman Horak is Head of Sociology of Art and Cultural Sociology at the Institute of Aesthetics and Cultural Studies/Art Pedagogy, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. Monika Seidl is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of Studies at the English Department of Vienna University, Austria.
Dedication and Preface Roman Horak and Monika Seidl 1. Raymond Williams. Towards Cultural Materialism: An Introduction Roman Horak and Monika Seidl 2. Raymond Williams and the Absent Modernity Lawrence Grossberg 3. All forms of signification John Storey 4. The perspectives of radical democracy. Raymond Williams' work and its significance for a critical social theory Rainer Winter 5. The 1968 May Day Manifesto Stephen Woodhams 6. Fellow-Travelers at the Conjunction: Williams and Educational Communicators Christopher Joseph Westgate 7. The Pedagogy of Cultural Materialism. Paulo Freire and Raymond Williams Hywel Rowland Dix 8. Raymond Williams and Online Video: The Tragedy of Technology Georgiana Banita 9. Cultural Studies and Common Culture: Raymond Williams' Approach towards Media Cultural Studies Udo Goettlich 10. Even the Dead will not be Safe': On Dis(re)membering Williams John Higgins 11. Raymond Williams in the South Atlantic Clara Masnatta 12. Williams and Ecology H. Gustav Klaus 13. Cultural Studies Is Ordinary Gilbert B. Rodman 14. Raymond Williams: Reading Novels as Knowable Communities Ana Clara Birrento Bibliography