Critical and Cultural Theory Reader / Edition 2

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This Reader introduces the key readings in critical and cultural theory. It guides students through the tradition of thought, from Saussure's early writings on language to contemporary commentary on world events by theorists such as Baudrillard and Zizek.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335213566
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Anthony Easthope was a professor in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Kate McGowan is a principal lecturer in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Semiology
1.1 From Course in general linguistics 5
1.2 'The great family of man' from Mythologies 12
1.3 From A theory of literary production 16
1.4 From 'The narrative structure in Fleming' 24
1.5 From 'Realism and cinema' 28
Sect. 2 Ideology
2.1 From 'Preface', A contribution to the critique of political economy 37
2.2 From The German ideology 39
2.3 From 'Ideology and ideological state apparatuses' 42
2.4 From The second sex 51
2.5 From Orientalism 55
2.6 From 'The "other" question' 62
2.7 From the Sublime object of ideology 70
Sect. 3 Subjectivity
3.1 From Beyond the pleasure principle 77
3.2 From 'The mirror stage' 81
3.3 From Black skin/white masks 87
3.4 From 'The system and the speaking subject' 90
3.5 From Discipline and punish 94
3.6 From The history of sexuality 102
3.7 From The pleasure of the text 108
Sect. 4 Difference
4.1 'Difference' 129
Sect. 5 Gender and race
5.1 'On the universal tendency to debasement in the sphere of love' 148
5.2 From 'Sorties' 157
5.3 From 'Visual pleasure and narrative cinema' 167
5.4 From 'Reading racial fetishism' 177
5.5 From Real and imagined women 184
5.6 From Gender trouble 191
5.7 From '"Race", time and revision of modernity' 197
Sect. 6 Postmodernism
6.1 From The postmodern condition 203
6.2 From Simulations 218
6.3 From The inhuman 221
6.4 From The gift of death 224
6.5 From The spirit of terrorism 228
6.6 From Welcome to the desert of the real 231
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