1st Edition

Culture And Critique
An Introduction To The Critical Discourses Of Cultural Studies

ISBN 9780813320472
Published November 14, 1997 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

The subject of this book is the various explicit and particular critical conceptions of and articulations about culture that have influenced our common understanding of ourselves and our societies. It provides an introduction to cultural studies in terms of economic and political power.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Theorizing Culture, Practicing Criticism -- The Critical Discourse of Liberal Humanism -- Hermeneutics: Interpretation and Critique -- The Materialist Critique of Culture -- Psychoanalysis and the Critique of Culture -- The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School -- Formalist, Structuralist, and Semiotic Analyses of Culture -- Poststructuralist and Postmodernist Discourses -- Contemporary Cultural Studies -- Conclusion: The Future of Critical Discourse

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