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Cultural Materialism : Interpretations - Andrew Milner

Cultural Materialism

Interpretations

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Published: 30th April 1989
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For much of the 20th century, idealist accounts sought to represent culture as "pure" consciousness, while materialist accounts represented it as a secondary "effect" of some other material reality. From the 1970s, however, new theoretical paradigms have sought rather to establish the materiality of culture itself. The term "cultural materialism", coined by Raymond Williams, describes this emergent body of cultural theory. "Cultural Materialism" is both an introduction and a contribution to cultural theory. It situates cultural materialism in relation to earlier paradigms such as literary humanism and Marxism. It explains how the new paradigm has been applied to important areas such as cultural studies, media studies and literary studies. It explains the more significant differences between British and French variants in the paradigm: Raymond Williams, E.P.Thompson and the Birmingham School in Britain, Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault in France.

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Culturalismp. 13
Mass Civilisation and Minority Culture: Leavisite Idealismp. 14
Base and Superstructure: Communist Materialismp. 23
Left Culturalism: A Provisional Synthesisp. 32
Cultural Materialismp. 43
The Politics of Criticismp. 44
Culture and Hegemonyp. 51
Determination, Forms and Practicesp. 60
Applications and Implicationsp. 71
Cultural Materialism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralismp. 72
Cultural Studiesp. 75
Literary Studiesp. 91
Post-Culturalism and the Politics of Theoryp. 105
Bibliographyp. 119
Indexp. 133
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ISBN: 9780522844931
ISBN-10: 0522844936
Series: Interpretations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 30th April 1989
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 16.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1