Cultural Studies in Higher Education Research

  • Jussi Välimaa

Culture has so many meanings and uses in higher education research that this variety may seem frustrating to a reader who is not familiar with the traditions of cultural studies or qualitative research. The aim of this chapter is to contextualize various perspectives of culture as a social phenomenon and the uses of culture as an intellectual device in higher education research. I shall begin with the discussion of the many meanings of the concept culture, and continue by describing briefly the history of cultural approach in higher education studies in order to locate them in the present context. In the last part of this chapter I shall concentrate on analyzing the state of the art of cultural studies in higher education research.


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