Critical World
Thinking Globalization Through Popular Culture

The keywords approach, pioneered by the British literary scholar and cultural critic Raymond Williams, represents a dynamic set of critical intellectual tools and methods for understanding the relationship between language and ideology.  In this section of Critical World, we hope to encourage critical thought about the keywords that circulate around the production of knowledge with regards to globalization and music. Williams’s methodology is applied to a number of different semantic clusters that can be integrated into our thinking and writing.