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Politics of modernism

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2007.
Series: Radical thinkers, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The founding father of cultural theory posits a radical new direction for avant-garde art. Considered to be the founding father of British cultural theory, Williams was concerned throughout his life to apply a materialist and socialist analysis to all forms of culture, defined generously and inclusively as “structures of feeling.” In this major work, Williams applies himself to the problem of modernism. Rejecting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Raymond.
Politics of modernism.
London ; New York : Verso, 2007
(OCoLC)676721552
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Williams
ISBN: 1844675807 9781844675807
OCLC Number: 145379993
Notes: Originally published: 1989.
Description: ix, 208 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: When was modernism? --
Metropolitan perceptions and the emergence of modernism --
The politics of the avant-garde --
Language and the avant-garde --
Theatre as a political forum --
Afterword to Modern Tragedy --
Cinema and socialism --
Culture and technology --
Politics and policies: the case of the arts council --
The future of cultural studies --
The uses of cultural theory --
Appendix: media, margins and modernity (Raymond Williams and Edward Said).
Series Title: Radical thinkers, 23.
Responsibility: Raymond Williams.
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