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Torn halves : political conflict in literary and cultural theory

Author: Robert Young
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1996.
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Argues that politics and theory are irreconcilable, and that the dynamics of this schism are repeated in contemporary debates about historicism, psychoanalysis, racism, and the academic institution  Read more...

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Young, Robert, 1950-
Torn halves.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604900984
Online version:
Young, Robert, 1950-
Torn halves.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)607733201
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Young
ISBN: 0719047765 9780719047763 0719047773 9780719047770
OCLC Number: 32822735
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Frontiers - theories of conflict: introduction - capitalism and theory; the dialectics of cultural criticism. Part 2 Borders - the culture of theory: back to Bakhtin (1985); poststructuralism - the improper name; the politics of "the politics of literary theory". Part 3 Badlands - psychoanalysis on the brink: the dangerous liaisons of psychoanalysis; history, racism, nation - and psychoanalysis. Part 4 Boundaries - the institution of culture: new historicism and the counter-culture; the idea of a chrestomathic university.
Responsibility: Robert J.C. Young.

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