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The Resource Culture, Terry Eagleton

Culture, Terry Eagleton

Label
Culture
Title
Culture
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on the challenge. In this keenly analytical and acerbically funny book, he explores how culture and our conceptualisations of it have evolved over the last two centuries--from rarified sphere to humble practices, and from a bulwark against industrialism's encroaches to present-day capitalism's most profitable export. Ranging over art and literature as well as philosophy and anthropology, and major but somewhat 'unfashionable' thinkers like Johann Gottfried Herder and Edmund Burke aw well as T.S. Eliot, Matthew Arnold, Raymond Williams and Oscar Wilde, Eagleton provides a cogent overview of culture set firmly in its historical and theoretical contexts, illuminating its collusion with colonialism, nationalism, the decline of religion, and the rise of and rule of the 'uncultured' masses. Eagleton also examines culture today, lambasting the commodification and co-option of a force that, properly understood, is a vital means for us to cultivate and enrich our social lives, and can even provide the impetus to transform civil society. -- Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
ERD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eagleton, Terry
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Civilisation, Modern
Label
Culture, Terry Eagleton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Formerly CIP.
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and civilisation -- Postmodern prejudices -- The social unconscious -- An apostle of culture -- From Herder to Hollywood -- Conclusion: the hubris of culture
Control code
000055483301
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780300218794
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015037500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300218794
System control number
(OCoLC)922836372
Label
Culture, Terry Eagleton
Publication
Note
  • Formerly CIP.
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and civilisation -- Postmodern prejudices -- The social unconscious -- An apostle of culture -- From Herder to Hollywood -- Conclusion: the hubris of culture
Control code
000055483301
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780300218794
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015037500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300218794
System control number
(OCoLC)922836372

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