Culture/Power/History: A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory / Edition 1

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"[This] collection of high quality essays performs a great serive to scholarship. It helps set a direction for the next generation's research. There is no comparable reader."—Thomas W. Laquer, University of California, Berkeley

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"This collection of important essays, with a thoughtful and, in places, moving . . . introduction to the current questions and conversations-and dilemmas-of social-cultural history is now the best volume we have on the topic."—International Labor and Working-Class History
International Labor and Working-Class History
This collection of important essays, with a thoughtful and, in places, moving . . . introduction to the current questions and conversations-and dilemmas-of social-cultural history is now the best volume we have on the topic.
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Table of Contents

Permissions Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936 49
Ch. 2 Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory 96
Ch. 3 The Exhibitionary Complex 123
Ch. 4 Structures, Habitus, Power: Basis for a Theory of Symbolic Power 155
Ch. 5 Two Lectures 200
Ch. 6 After the Masses 222
Ch. 7 Family, Education, Photography 236
Ch. 8 Authority, (White) Power and the (Black) Critic; It's All Greek to Me 247
Ch. 9 Women, Class and Sexual Differences in the 1830s and 1840s: Some Reflections on the Writing of a Feminist History 269
Ch. 10 Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures: Placing Habermas in the Nineteenth Century 297
Ch. 11 The Prose of Counter-Insurgency 336
Ch. 12 Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties 372
Ch. 13 Cosmologies of Capitalism: The Trans-Pacific Sector of "The World System" 412
Ch. 14 Living to Tell: Madonna's Resurrection of the Fleshly 459
Ch. 15 Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social Fact 483
Ch. 16 The Circulation of Social Energy 504
Ch. 17 Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms 520
Ch. 18 The Born-Again Telescandals 539
Ch. 19 Secrets of Success in Postmodern Society 557
Ch. 20 Selections from Marxism and Literature 585
Notes on the Contributors 609
Index 613
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