Culture/Metaculture

Paperback | June 5, 2000

byFrancis MulhernEditorFrancis Mulhern

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Culture/Metacultureis a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society. This essential survey examines:

* culture as an antidote to 'mass' modernity, in the work of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, Jos¿rtega y Gasset, Karl Mannheim and F. R. Leavis
* changing views of the term in the work of Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, T. S. Eliot and Richard Hoggart
* 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
* theories of 'metaculture', or the ways in which culture, however defined, speaks of itself.

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.

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Culture/Metacultureis a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society. This essential survey examines:* culture as an antidote to 'mass' modernity, in the work of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, Jos¿rtega y Gasset, Karl Mannheim and F. R. Leavis* changing views of the term in the work of Sigmund Freud...

Francis Mulhern is Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Middlesex. He is author ofThe Moment of Scrutiny(1979) andThe Present Lasts a Long Time(1998).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:June 5, 2000Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415102308

ISBN - 13:9780415102308

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