Political Correctness: Mouth Wide Shut? by Wojciech KalagaPolitical Correctness: Mouth Wide Shut? by Wojciech Kalaga

Political Correctness: Mouth Wide Shut?

EditorWojciech Kalaga, Jacek Mydla, Katarzyna Ancuta

Hardcover | July 16, 2009

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The book addresses and interrogates discursive and cultural practices that are (or can be seen as) related to the well-established if elusive phenomenon known as Political Correctness or PC. The individual contributors look into PC-related cases within the humanities, literature, and the media. Accordingly, the publication is divided into three sections: Part I, «Revisiting the Issue: History, Theory, Language», examines PC in the contexts of three types of discourse: historical, theoretical and ideological, and linguistic. Part II, «Literary Case Studies», offers examinations of chosen literary works and authors. Part III, «The Media», looks at manifestations of PC-related issues in film and the popular magazine. Altogether the publication shows a variety of approaches to the PC phenomenon. The assumption of the editors is that while PC has indubitably penetrated contemporary culture, it continues to stir controversy. This scholarly debate is a response to what may be described as PC’s universal reign.
The Editors: Wojciech Kalaga is Professor of Literary Theory and English Literature, and Director of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia (Poland). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Er(r)go and has published widely on literary and cultural theory. Jacek Mydla is Assistant Professor and Depu...
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Title:Political Correctness: Mouth Wide Shut?Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:July 16, 2009Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631594119

ISBN - 13:9783631594117

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Table of Contents

Contents: Bruno Arich-Gerz/Isabel Wojtovicz: Challenging PC: World War II Victimhood, the Discrimination for and the Nazistically Challenged – Leszek Drong: The Trouble with Liberalism: Stanley Fish’s Critique of Multiculturalism, Free Speech, Neutral Principles and Political Correctness – Djelal Kadir/Pawel Jedrzejko: Between Self and State: on Discourses of Political Correctness. A Dialog – Ewa Lukaszyk: Political/Religious Correctness as a Cardinal Point of Reflection: a Hindrance and a Temptation – Tomasz Kalaga: The Politics of Correctness: Henry A. Giroux and the Rhetoric of Ideology – Slawomir Maslon: Sovereign Correctness – Maciej Nowak: «Those Poor Decrepit Parts of Our Species»: or, the Double Edge of Political Correctness – Irina Perianova: Is Big Really Beautiful? Political Correctness and the Language of Avoidance – Marta Zajac: Political Correctness as Homemaking. Between Ethics and Hysteria – Rafal Boryslawski: The Un-Mouth? Political Correctness and Pornography in the Fabliaux – Kevin Hannan: «Le(c)h Loves Stupid Ludmila»: Ethnography, Slav Stereotypes and Political Correctness in Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird – Anna Popiel: «He conquered in earth’s name»; or, on Ted Hughes and Archetypal Correctness – Erhard Reckwitz: Mouth Wide Open: Political Satire in Post-Apartheid South Africa – David Schauffler: Moral Correctness and the Artwork: the Case of Knut Hamsun – Andrzej Wicher: Some Thoughts on Political Correctness and on the Possibility of a Civilised Version of «Political Incorrectness» Exemplified by Joseph Conrad’s The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’ – Katarzyna Ancuta: Mermaids in Manholes with Ebola Syndrome; or, Political (In)Correctness Oriental Style – Jacek Mydla: Toying with Stories – Eric Starnes: Brothers in Arms: Maxim Magazine, The Man Show and the Return of Knuckledragger Culture to Amercian Society.