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Ideology and Inscription: Cultural Studies after Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin / Edition 1
     

Ideology and Inscription: Cultural Studies after Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin / Edition 1

by Richard Macksey, Anthony Cascardi, Tom Cohen
 

ISBN-10: 0521599679

ISBN-13: 9780521599672

Pub. Date: 08/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Tom Cohen questions the way history, ideology and politics are invoked in contemporary cultural studies. Enlisting the work of three seminal figures in literary theory—Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and M. Bakhtin—Cohen argues for a new politics of memory that moves beyond what he sees as our current paralyzing preoccupation with the present, and also for

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Tom Cohen questions the way history, ideology and politics are invoked in contemporary cultural studies. Enlisting the work of three seminal figures in literary theory—Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and M. Bakhtin—Cohen argues for a new politics of memory that moves beyond what he sees as our current paralyzing preoccupation with the present, and also for a new approach to the reading and analysis of cultural texts that breaks with the mimetic premises of traditional criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599672
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series , #27
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Webwork, or 'That spot is bewitched'; Part I. Ciphers - Or Counter-Genealogies for a Critical 'Present': 1. Reflections on post 'post-mortem de Man'; 2. The ideology of dialogue: the de Man/Bakhtin connection; 3. Mnemotechnics: time of the seance, or the Mimetic blind of 'cultural studies'; Part II. Expropriating 'Cinema' - Or, Hitchcock's Mimetic War: 4. Beyond 'the Gaze': Hitchcock, Zizek, and the ideological sublime; 5. Sabotaging the ocularist state; Part III. Tourings - Or, the Monadic Switchboard: 6. Echotourism: Nietzschean Cyborgs, Anthropophagy, and the rhetoric of science in cultural studies; 7. Altered states: stoned in Marseilles, or the addiction to reference; 8. Contretemps: notes, on contemporary 'travel'.

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