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Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies commonly claims to be a radical discipline. This book thinks that's a bad assessment. After an introduction critiquing the so-called 'Marxism' of the academy, Hutnyk provides detailed...
The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998
Fredric Jameson, a leading voice on the subject of postmodernism, assembles his most powerful writings on the culture of capitalism.
Dancing With A Ghost: Exploring Aboriginal Reality
Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.
The German Ideology: Critique of Modern German Philosophy According to Its Representatives Feuerbach, B. Bauer and Stirner, and of German Socialism According to
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Marx and Engels take on the "philosophic charlatanry" and pettiness and "parochial narrowness" of the pseudo-radicals of their time, "in particular the tragicomic contrast between the illusions of the...
Logics of Disintegration: Post-Structuralist Thought and the Claims of Critical Theory
Essays summarizing and critiquing post-structuralism. According to Dews, for all its posture of radicality, post-structuralist thought is itself bound to certain vulnerable assumptions. Dews argues th...
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Freire maintains that every human being, no matter or "ignorant" or submerged in the "culture of silence," is capable of looking critically at the world in a dialogical encounter with others, and that...
Postmodernism: Paralysed by postmodernism
A great deal of "theory" in the humanities and social sciences -- and not just postmodern theory -- involves the creating of a kind of conceptual landscape filled with curious kinds of abstract object...
Radical Perspectives in the Arts
Baxandall, Lee (ed.)
An anthology of Marxist literary and cultural criticism.
Society of the Spectacle
An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an ...
The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism
Postmodern theory has engaged the hearts and heads of the brightest students because of its apparent political and social radicalism. Yet Kitching writes: "At the heart of postmodernism is very poor, ...
Walter Benjamin: Or, Towards a Revolutionary Criticism
Eagleton's goal here is to to contemplate Benjamin's approach to language, history, and art and to chart a dynamic new course for contemporary socialist criticism.
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Against Theory: Literary Studies and the New Pragmatism
Mitchell, W. J. T.
"Against Theory," the title essay in this volume, challenges the notion that literary theory has any real work to do, or any results to show. This challenge—issued by Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Mich...
Race, Culture, and Canadian Art
Gagnon, Mokia Kin
A collection of essays on Canadian art.