This new revised edition includes an updated bibliography, a new glossary and index and fresh suggestions for further reading, as well as a discussion of ideology after September 11.
*traces the history of the term and the debates which surround it, from Machiavelli to the present day
*asks why ideology matters
*examines ideology within the critical frameworks of empiricism, idealism, Marxism, post-Marxism and postmodernism.
With plenty of clear examples to illuminate the discussion, Ideology offers an accessible introduction to this controversial and widely debated critical concept.
Introduction: Ideology and the Postmodern 1. Origins 2. Empiricism 3. Idealism 4. Marxism 5. Post-Marxism 6. Postmodernism 7. Ideology and Globalization Conclusion Glossary Further Reading Bibliography Index
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.