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The Interpretation of Cultures
in the Interpretation Of Cultures, The Most Original Anthropologist Of His Generation Moved Far Beyond The Traditional Confines Of His Discipline To Develop An Important New Concept Of Culture. This G...roundbreaking Book, Winner Of The 1974 Sorokin Award Of The American Sociological Association, Helped Define For An Entire Generation Of Anthropologists What Their Field Is Ultimately About.
Literary Theory: An Anthology
literary Theory: An Anthology Is A Definitive Collection Of Classic And Contemporary Statements In The Field Of Literary Theory And Criticism. It Is An Invaluable Resource For Students Who Wish To... Familiarize Themselves With The Most Recent Developments In Literary Theory And With The Traditions From Which These New Theories Are Derived.the Anthology Represents All The Major Schools And Methods That Make Up The Dynamic Field Of Literary Theory. It Contains Classic Texts From A Range Of Movements, Including Formalism, Structuralism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, Historicism, And Feminism, And Incorporates Cutting-edge Work By Leading Theoreticians In The Fields Of Postmodernism, Cultural Studies, Post-colonialism, Gay And Lesbian Studies, And Ethnic Studies. For The Second Edition, The Content Has Been Updated To Include The Most Recent Influential Texts, Particularly In The Areas Of Ethnic Studies, Transnational Studies, And Cultural Studies.library Journalrivkin (connecticut Coll.) And Ryan (northeastern Univ.) Have Designed This Anthology For Courses In Literary Theory At The Graduate Or At Best Advanced Undergraduate Level. Its Title Suggests A Much More Comprehensive Scope Than Is In Fact The Case. There Is No Aristotle Here, No Sir Phillip Sidney, No Matthew Arnold. Instead, This Anthology Aims To Include Only Contemporary Literary Theory, Which Means That The Earliest Pieces Date Back Only To The 1920s, And Many Of The Essays Were Written Within The Past Decade. Attempting To Include Texts That Are Not Commonly Available, It Also Embraces The Heterodox And Newly Canonical To Provide Students With A Broad Range Of Current Viewpoints. The 100-plus Essays And Essay Excerpts Are Grouped Into Ten Categories, Such As Marxism, Feminism, And Gender Studies, With Most Of The Introductory Essays In Each Section Written By The Editors Themselves. There Is Also A Fine Index. Despite A Multiplicity Of Such Anthologies, This One Seems To Live Up To Its Claim That It Is The Most Comprehensive One Available. The List Of Essays Included Is Available At Blackwell's Website .peter A. Dollard, Alma Coll. Lib., Mt. Pleasant, Mi
Race And Culture: A World View
"<>Encompassing more than a decade of research around the globe, this book shows that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of min...o" Publishers Weekly Sowell ( Ethnic America ) draws on a worldwide range of examples and more than a decade of research in this intriguing exploration of the role of cultural attributes on group advancement. He aims to demonstrate the ``reality, persistence, and consequences of cultural differences--contrary to many of today's grand theories based on the supposed dominant role of `objective conditions,' `economic forces' or `social structures.' '' He tackles a host of issues: the costs and benefits of residential segregation; how affirmative action primarily helps better-off members of preferred groups; how prominent political leaders are not crucial to group success; how low-scoring groups on intelligence tests do their worst on abstract questions devoid of ``cultural bias.'' Sowell's observations have force, but he sometimes sacrifices depth for breadth. Although he claims to avoid policy prescriptions, he includes facile swipes against multiculturalism and argues, with varying degrees of plausibility, against liberal policies on race. Conservative Book Club selection. (Aug.)
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction
Story's 5th edition of this market leading textbook provides an engaging, clear and coherent introduction to cultural theory through popular culture.Extensively revised, rewritten and updated to offer... better value and a wider knowledge base for the student Improved and expanded content throughout including:New chapter on ‘Race’, racism and representation New sections on The Panoptic Machine and Convergence Culture Continued explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: a reader More illustrative diagrams and images to ensure that theory is brought to life, allowing students to draw comparisons between theory and practice Fully revised, improved and updated companion website providing practice and extension promote further understanding of the study of cultural theory and popular culture
Introducing Cultural Studies: Learning Through Practice
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How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies
Offering A Refreshing Combination Of Accessibility And Intellectual Rigor, How To Interpret Literature: Critical Theory For Literary And Cultural Studies Presents An Up-to-date, Concise, And Wide-rang...ing Historicist Survey Of Contemporary Thinking In Critical Theory.--back Cover. New Criticism -- Structuralism -- Deconstruction -- Psychoanalysis -- Feminism -- Queer Studies -- Marxism -- Historicism And Cultural Studies -- Postcolonial And Race Studies -- Reader Response. Robert Dale Parker. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 289-304) And Index.
Introducing Cultural Studies
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Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Table Of Contents -- A Nineteenth-century Tradition -- Contrasts -- The Romantic Artist -- Mill On Bentham And Coleridge -- Thomas Carlyle -- The Industrial Novels -- J.h. Newman And Matthew Arnold --... Art And Society -- Interregnum -- W.h. Mallock -- The 'new Aesthetics' -- George Gissing -- Shaw And Fabianism -- Critics Of The State -- T.e. Hulme -- Twentieth-century Opinions -- D.h. Lawrence -- R.h. Tawney -- T.s. Eliot -- Two Literary Critics -- Marxism And Culture -- George Orwell. Raymond Williams. Reprint. Originally Published: New York : Harper & Row, C1958. Includes Bibliographical References And Index.
The Idea of Culture
In What Amounts To A Major Statement, With Pointed Relevance To The World In The New Millennium, Eagleton Launches A Critique Of Postmodern 'culturalism', Arguing Instead For A More Complex Relation B...etween Culture And Nature, And Trying To Retrieve The Importance Of Such Concepts As Human Nature From A Non-naturalistic Perspective. His Book Sets Its Face Against A Certain Fashionable Populism In This Area, As Well As Drawing Attention To The Deficiencies Of Elitism. It Makes Radical Inquiry Into The Reasons, Both Creditable And Discreditable, Why 'culture' Has Come In Our Own Period To Bulk As Large As It Does, And Provocatively Proposes That It Is Time, While Acknowledging Its Significance, To Put It Back In Its Place.--jacket. 1 Versions Of Culture 1 -- 2 Culture In Crisis 32 -- 3 Culture Wars 51 -- 4 Culture And Nature 87 -- 5 Towards A Common Culture 112. Terry Eagleton. Includes Bibliographical References (p. -137) And Index.
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