The Dematerialisation Of Karl Marx

Author: Leonard Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317898281
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The Dematerialisation Of Karl Marx from the Author: Leonard Jackson. This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in the general collapse, modern theorists have been happiest to lose, its economic materialism. It traces Marxist theory from its beginnings in Hegelian idealism to its end in Althusser's structuralism, and concludes that while Marxist economics will not work, and the type of revolution prophesied was fantasy, the principle of historical materialism remains intact and defensible. This will be a key text in literary and cultural studies as well as being of interest to students on philosophy and sociology courses.

Only In The Common People

Author: Paul Long
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Only In The Common People from the Author: Paul Long. "corrupt and moronic though the common people are seemingly becoming ... only in the common people can the true work be rooted, the true tradition rediscovered and re-informed" Charles Parker, BBC Radio Producer 1959. In 1958, in his best-selling book Culture and Society, Raymond Williams identified working-class culture as 'a key issue in our own time'. Why this happened and how this subject was thought about and acted upon is the focus of this book. Paul Long investigates a variety of projects and practices that were designed to describe, validate, reclaim, rejuvenate or generate 'authentic' working-class culture as part of the re-imagining of Britishness in the context of the post-war settlement. Detailed case studies cover the wartime cultural activities of CEMA - the forerunner of the Arts Council - the Folk Revival, the impact of Richard Hoggart's The Uses of Literacy, broadcasting and the radio work of Charles Parker, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, the roots of modern arts festivals in Arnold Wesker's Centre 42 project as well as the impact of progressive education on children's writing and the politics of the English language. 'Only in the Common People: The Aesthetics of Class in Post-War Britain' examines the assumptions, idealism and prejudices behind these projects and the terms of class as 'the preoccupation of a generation'. This approach offers a historicisation of the broader ideas and debates that informed the development of the New Left and British social history and cultural theory, offering an understanding of the rise of respect for 'the common man'.

Marxism And Media Studies

Author: Mike Wayne
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 9780745319148
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Marxism And Media Studies from the Author: Mike Wayne. Clear and concise student guide that shows how Marxist theory can illuminate media studies.

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

ISBN: 9781859283530
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The Shakespearean International Yearbook from the Author: . This monumental inaugural volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook provides for the first time a conspectus of the present state of Shakespearean studies, from the most recent critical theories to evaluative bibliographical surveys of research in many fields. It comprises twenty essays by an international group of distinguished scholars, and is divided into four thematic sections that reflect the mood and movement of current Shakespeare interpretation: controversies and methodologies; The Globe, old and new; Shakespeare and Renaissance ideas; and Shakespeare's plays and poems.The essays address issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare, including those of gender, the staging of plays, and historical research on matters such as the monarchy, language, religion, and the law.This important contribution to Shakespeare studies concludes with a section on suggested key reference works. The Shakespearean International Yearbook is a unique and invaluable reference tool; as such, it will find a place in every library.

Shakespeare Minus Theory

Author: Thomas McAlindon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Shakespeare Minus Theory from the Author: Thomas McAlindon. Demonstrating and defending a method of close reading and historical contextualisation of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, this collection of essays by Tom McAlindon combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies. The volume includes six interpretative studies, all but one of which involve challenges to radical readings of the plays involved, including Henry V, Coriolanus, The Tempest, and Doctor Faustus. The other three essays are critiques of the claims and methods of radical, postmodernist criticism (new historicism and cultural materialism especially); they illustrate the author's conviction that some leading scholars in the field of Renaissance literature and drama, who deserve credit for shifting attention to new areas of interest, must also be charged with responsibility for a marked decline in standards of analysis, interpretation, and argument. Likely to provoke considerable debate, this stimulating collection is an important contribution to Shakespeare studies.

Critical Theory Since Plato

Author: Hazard Adams
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780155055049
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Critical Theory Since Plato from the Author: Hazard Adams. CRITICAL THEORY SINCE PLATO is a chronologically-arranged anthology that presents a broad survey of the history and development of literary criticism and theory in Western culture. Written by two well-known scholars in the field of literary study, this well-respected text puts an emphasis on the individual contributors to the development of literary criticism, from Plato and Aristotle to the present.