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Ideology

2nd Edition

By David Hawkes

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228 pages

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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.

Ideology:

*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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

David Hawkes teaches at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. His recent publications include Idols of the Marketplace: Idolatry and Commodity Fetishism in English Literature 1580-1680.

About the Series

The New Critical Idiom

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:

  • A clear, explanatory guide to the use (and abuse) of the term
  • An original and distinctive overview by a leading literary and cultural critic
  • Helpful definitions of the boundaries between the literary and non-literary
  • Basic guidance for the introductory reader in how the term relates to the larger field of cultural representation

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General