Cultural Politics is a site designed to offer resources for the analysis of the role of culture in shaping our political, economic, and social lives. Cultural politics understands culture -- popular culture/mass media, folk culture and the arts -- not as something added to other more substantive domains but as an arena where social, economic, and political values and meanings are created and contested.

The 5 subsites introduced below look at cultural politics in different arenas and from different angles, but all focus especially on the role culture plays in maintaining, deepening or lessening social inequalities.