Discourse/Counter-Discourse: The Theory and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century France by Richard TerdimanDiscourse/Counter-Discourse: The Theory and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century France by Richard Terdiman

Discourse/Counter-Discourse: The Theory and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century…

byRichard Terdiman

Paperback | November 29, 1989

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Discourse/Counter-Discourse is situated on the border between cultural history and literary criticism: combining the insights of Marxism and semiotics, it attempts to delineate the cultural function of texts. Focusing on France during a period of remarkable cultural, social, and political transformation, Richard Terdiman examines both the dominant bourgeois discourse—novels, newspapers, and other mass forms of expression—and the effort of intellectuals to devise counter-discourses to combat it.
Title:Discourse/Counter-Discourse: The Theory and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century…Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.2 inPublished:November 29, 1989Publisher:CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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ISBN - 10:080149690X

ISBN - 13:9780801496905

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"An excellent example of a kind of literary history that is possible under the aegis of recent theories of the sign when linked with the social analyses of thinkers such as Foucault, Gramsci, and Bourdieu. . . . The result is a coherent theory of texts and social contexts which diminishes the role of neither and an impressive application that demonstrates a complex interanimation between the discourses of the nineteenth-century French mass media and the more 'literary' works of Balzac, Flaubert, Daumier, Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Marx."—Virginia Quarterly Review