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Andrew Wernick

E-Mail: awernick@trentu.ca

Andrew Wernick, a social theorist, intellectual historian, sociologist of culture and jazz musician, was one of the founders of the Trent Cultural Studies Program, and has twice been its Chair (1983-88, and 2003-7). He is also a Visiting Professor and member of the Cultural Studies PhD degree committee at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine, and a Life Member at Clare Hall, Cambridge. His writings on social theory and contemporary culture have appeared in C-Theory, Theory Culture & Society and Angelaki and in many anthologies. He is the author of Promotional Culture (Sage 1991), a seminal text in the study of advertising, and Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity (Cambridge University Press, 2001), the first major study of Comte's later work. He co-edited the collections Shadow of Spirit: Religion and Postmodernism (Routledge 1993) and Images of Aging: Representations of Later Life (Routledge 1994), and is on the editorial boards of C-Theory, Revista de la Publicidad and TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. His current work focuses on nihilism and its manifestations in post Cold war North America, and he is also engaged in projects on world heritage and collective memory and on the gift economy and justice.

Books by Andrew Wernick