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Kaplan's essay, which she presented as one of the main conference speakers in 1989, articulates many of the concerns addressed in the other essays collected here. Decentering cultural power by expanding the concept of cultural literacy governs the thematic and methodolog- Page 5 ical emphasis of this volume; the essays illustrate Kaplan's model of cultural studies as they focus our attention on the traditional canon, on canon interlopers from traditionally marginalized groups and authors, and on texts from popular culture.
Students need to learn how to read these works at the cutting edge of aesthetic developments. Cultural Studies is a useful conceptual organization because it enables us to include under the same research and teaching area texts usually included in the idea of the traditional canon, texts that would be included in a pluralistic idea of the canon (that is, those by women, minorities, and written in non-Western cultures), and popular culture texts, here intended to include all the materials in the three types of "entertainment" I just outlined.
We are now in a position to look back at the Arnold/MacDonald discourse and see that it was the libidinal and potentially resistant processes in popular culture that evoked these writers' intense objections and fears, even if only on an unconscious level. Cultural Studies Page 20 scholars find the same processes but take a reverse stance toward them: they have precisely appreciated popular culture's ability to bring forth what is repressed and what cannot be said, given that the dominant discourses which construct the permissible have invested interests in repressing certain ideological, minority, and female voices/positions/ subjectivities.