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This is a refreshingly clear, even-handed overview of the broad subject of ideology. Hawkes considers all the various meanings and definitions making this lucid, comprehensive book essential reading for students of literary theory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415290128
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/19/2003
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hawkes teaches at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. His recent publications include Idols of the Marketplace: Idolatry and Commodity Fetishism in English Literature 1580-1680.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Introduction: Ideology and Globalization 1
1 Origins 15
Idolatry 15
Irrationalism 19
The Dawn of Modernity: Luther and Machiavelli 28
2 Empiricism 38
Milton and the English Revolution 38
Hobbes, Locke, Smith and English Empiricism 42
The French Connection: Condillac, Helvetius and Holbach 51
Rousseau, Revolution, Reflection 53
Destutt de Tracy and the Invention of Ideology 59
3 Idealism 62
The Cartesian Self 62
'Raving with Reason': Kant and Enlightenment 65
The Ideology of the Aesthetic 69
Hegel and the Dialectic 75
The Young Hegelians 82
4 Marxism 88
Marx and Materialism 88
Money, Alienation and Representation 95
The Materialist Fallacy 103
The Retreat from Moscow: Georg Lukacs 108
Gramsci and Hegemony 113
5 Post-Marxism 117
Althusser and Materialism 117
A Materialist Aesthetic? 125
The Frankfurt School 130
Enlightenment and the Ideology of the Primitive 135
A Crisis of Faith: Structuralism and After 140
6 Postmodernism 148
Nietzsche: the Precursor 148
Michel Foucault: Deus Absconditus 152
Debord and Baudrillard 160
Living a Lie: Zizek and Practical Fetishism 167
The Late Adorno 171
7 Ideology after 11 September 178
Capital and Empire 178
Dialectic and Difference 186
Glossary 193
Further Reading 199
Bibliography 201
Index 208
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