This stimulating companion brings together the latest work in cultural studies, and provides a synopsis of critical trends. Thirty contributors from five continents address the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world. The volume offers a gritty introduction for the neophyte who is keen to find out what all the fuss is about, and it also covers debates that will satisfy the appetite of the advanced scholar. Hence, it will stimulate debate as well as providing an accessible introduction. A cultural studies resource guide, including a comprehensive bibliography, is also provided.