Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.25 × 6.05 × 1.1 in
Published: June 6, 2013
Publisher: Verso Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1859843794
ISBN - 13: 9781859843796
About the Book
An invaluable scholarly resource and a tool for political activists.
From the Publisher
From the Diggers seizing St. George Hill in 1649 to Hacktivists staging virtual sit-ins in the 21st century, from the retributive fantasies of Robin Hoods to those of gangsta rappers, culture has long been used as a political weapon.
This expansive and carefully crafted reader brings together many of the classic texts that help to define culture as a tool of resistance. With illuminating introductions throughout, it presents a range of theoretical and historical writings that have influenced contemporary debate, providing tools for the reader’s own interventions. In these pages can be found the work of Karl Marx, Matthew Arnold, Antonio Gramsci, C.L.R. James, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Virginia Woolf, Mikhail Bakhtin, Stuart Hall, Christopher Hill, Janice Radway, Eric Hobsbawm, Abbie Hoffman, Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Hebdige, Hakim Bey, Raymond Williams, Robin Kelley, Tom Frank and more than a dozen others, including a number of new activists/authors published here for the first time.
About the Author
Stephen Duncombe , an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School of New York University, is the author of Dream and Notes from Underground , editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader , and coeditor (with Maxwell Tremblay) of White Riot . Theodor Adorno was director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1956 until his death in 1969. His works include In Search of Wagner ; Aesthetic Theory ; Negative Dialectics ; and (with Max Horkheimer) Dialectic of Enlightenment and Towards a New Manifesto . Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra , America , The Perfect Crime , The System of Objects , Passwords , The Transparency of Evil , The Spirit of Terrorism , and Fragments , among others. Walter Benjamin was a German-Jewish Marxist literary critic, essayist, translator, and philosopher. He was at times associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and is the author of Illuminations , The Arcades Project , and The Origin of German Tragic Drama. Andrew Boyd is a writer and activist living in New York. He is the author of Life’s Little Deconstruction Book: Self-Help for the Post-Hip Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theater director. An influential theater practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally sig