C.L.R. James and the Study of Culture

C.L.R. James and the Study of Culture

by A. Smith
     
 

This book provides the first dedicated introduction to the cultural writings and analyses of the radical West Indian thinker C.L.R. James. It lays out James' account of the way in which games, books, music and film become a part of the politics and history of popular struggles.  See more details below

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This book provides the first dedicated introduction to the cultural writings and analyses of the radical West Indian thinker C.L.R. James. It lays out James' account of the way in which games, books, music and film become a part of the politics and history of popular struggles.

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'In this welcome book Andrew Smith provides a holistic approach to understanding C.L.R. James, one that links his sports and cultural commentary succinctly and successfully with his broader ideological and intellectual agendas.Smith raises the understanding of James to a new level, and allows for more insightful application of the Jamesian ideas to all areas of contemporary cultural analysis.' - Professor Brian Stoddart, Formerly Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University Australia

'Smith's work achieves its admirable aim of providing 'a clear account of James's approach to the various practices and products of human creativity', and so will doubtless be appreciated by both those new to James and 'James-scholars' alike.'

- Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230220218
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/04/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW SMITH is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK and a former Director of the Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism. His research focuses on the politics of culture, particularly in the context of the British Empire and its aftermath.

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