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Critical N Cultural Theory Reader 2E, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Media, Film & Cultural Studies - Antony Easthope

Critical N Cultural Theory Reader 2E, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Media, Film & Cultural Studies

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Published: 1st July 2004
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Praise for the first edition
"The selection is judicious and valuably supplemented by thorough commentaries that contextualise and clarify the debates and issues and the importance of each excerpt. Though today there may be many readers in and around cultural and media studies, Easthope and McGowan's remains vital..."
Times Higher Educational Supplement

This Reader introduces the key readings in critical and cultural theory. It guides students through the tradition of thought, from Saussure's early writings on language to contemporary commentary on world events by theorists such as Baudrillard and Zizek. The readings are grouped according to six thematic sections: Semiology; Ideology; Subjectivity; Difference; Gender and Race; and Postmodernism.

The second and expanded edition of this highly successful Reader reflects the growing diversity of the field.

  • Featuring thirteen new essays, including essays by Homi Bhabha, Simone de Beauvoir, Franz Fanon and Judith Butler
  • With a general introduction as well as useful introductions to each of the thematic sections
  • Including summaries of each of the extracts - invaluable for students and lecturers.
Key reading for areas of study including cultural studies, critical theory, literature, linguistics, English, media studies, communication studies, cultural history, sociology, gender studies, visual arts, film and architecture.

Essays by: Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Helene Cixous, Simone de Beauvoir, Ferdinand de Saussure, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Frederick Engels, Franz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Colin MacCabe, Pierre Macherey, Karl Marx, Kobena Mercer, Laura Mulvey, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Edward Said, Slavoj Zizek.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Semiology
Introductionp. 3
from Course in General Linguisticsp. 5
'The Great Family of Man' from Mythologiesp. 12
from A Theory of Literary Productionp. 15
from 'The Narrative Structure in Fleming'p. 24
from 'Realism and the Cinema'p. 28
Ideology
Introductionp. 33
from 'Preface', A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economyp. 37
from The German Ideologyp. 39
from 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses'p. 42
from The Second Sexp. 51
from Orientalismp. 55
from 'The "Other" Question'p. 62
from the Sublime Object of Ideologyp. 70
Subjectivity
Introductionp. 73
from Beyond the Pleasure Principlep. 77
from 'The Mirror Stage'p. 81
from Black Skin/White Masksp. 87
from 'The System and the Speaking Subject'p. 90
from Discipline and Punishp. 94
from The History of Sexualityp. 102
from The Pleasure of the Textp. 108
Difference
Introductionp. 113
'Differance'p. 120
Gender and Race
Introductionp. 143
'On the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the Sphere of Love'p. 148
from 'Sorties'p. 157
from 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema'p. 167
from 'Reading Racial Fetishism'p. 177
from Real and Imagined Womenp. 184
from Gender Troublep. 191
from '"Race", Time and the Revision of Modernity'p. 197
Postmodernism
Introductionp. 203
from The Postmodern Conditionp. 206
from Simulationsp. 218
from The Inhumanp. 221
from The Gift of Deathp. 224
from The Spirit of Terrorismp. 228
from Welcome to the Desert of the Realp. 231
Summariesp. 235
Biographical notesp. 268
Bibliographyp. 272
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780335213559
ISBN-10: 0335213553
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Media, Film & Cultural Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised