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Raymond Williams : Cultural Analyst.

Author: Jim McGuigan
Publisher: Intellect, Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raymond Williams was a towering figure in 20th-century intellectual life. Though he is primarily thought of as a literary scholar, his work crossed disciplinary boundaries, and he made groundbreaking contributions to numerous fields, most notably social and cultural theory. This work focuses in particular on the formation and application of his cultural-materialist methodology to society and politics. Addressing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Raymond Williams; Raymond Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim McGuigan
ISBN: 9781789380477 1789380472
OCLC Number: 1115004615
Description: 200 pages
Contents: Introduction: Raymond Williams in time and place Chapter 1: Culture and society Against cultural conservatism Debating society Cultural analysis Keywords Chapter 2: Communication(s) and culture Communications as cultural science Advertising magic Alternative communication systems Towards a common culture Chapter 3: The materialist conception of culture The question of Marxism Modelling hegemony Materiality of the sign Cultural production and circulation Chapter 4: Drama in a screen age Dramatic form Politics of television drama Knowable community Chapter 5: Techno times Watching TV Media determinism and its determination Mobile privatization Chapter 6: The long revolution New Left Three revolutions May Day Manifesto Chapter 7: A short counter-revolution Fate of 'the long revolution' Plan X Socialism and the working class Resources of hope Chapter 8: Public intellectual 'Our best man' 'Welsh European' Settling accounts with cultural studies Green socialism versus 'New Times' Afterword: Contemporary cultural studies

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Raymond Williams was a towering figure in 20th-century intellectual life. Though he is primarily thought of as a literary scholar, his work crossed disciplinary boundaries, and he made groundbreaking contributions to numerous fields, most notably social and cultural theory. This work focuses in particular on the formation and application of his cultural-materialist methodology to society and politics. Addressing aspects of Williams's work that have startlingly direct relevance to the prospects for socialism and progressive change in the 21st century, McGuigan analyses Williams's often complicated work in a clear, accessible fashion, making connections across key concepts and delivering the perfect introduction for people first grappling with Williams's thought.

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'Jim McGuigan's book is the best concise introduction to the work of Raymond Williams currently available. [...] We have sorely needed a book-length case for Williams's continuing relevance and Read more...

 
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