Culture/Metaculture [electronic resource]
- Mulhern, Francis
- New York : Routledge Aug. 2000 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group [Distributor]
- Physical Description:
- 224 p. 19.800 x 012.900 cm.
- The New Critical Idiom Ser
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- Annotation <p><em>Culture/Metaculture</em>is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society. This essential survey examines:</p><p>* culture as an antidote to 'mass' modernity, in the work of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, José Ortega y Gasset, Karl Mannheim and F. R. Leavis<br>* changing views of the term in the work of Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, T. S. Eliot and Richard Hoggart<br>* post-war theories of 'popular' culture and the rise of Cultural Studies, paying particular attention to the key figures of Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall<br>* theories of 'metaculture', or the ways in which culture, however defined, speaks of itself.</p><p>Francis Mulhern's interdisciplinary approach allows him to draw out the fascinating links between key political issues and the changing definitions of culture. The result is an unrivalled introduction to a concept at the heart of contemporary critical thought.</p>
- 9780415102292 and 0415102294 (Trade Cloth)
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- Trade Routledge
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