Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism

Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism

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by Fredric Jameson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822341093

ISBN-13: 9780822341093

Pub. Date: 12/26/2007

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Fredric Jameson is one of the most influential literary and cultural critics writing today. He is a theoretical innovator whose ideas about the intersections of politics and culture have reshaped the critical landscape across the humanities and social sciences. Bringing together ten interviews conducted between 1982 and 2005, Jameson on Jameson is a

Overview

Fredric Jameson is one of the most influential literary and cultural critics writing today. He is a theoretical innovator whose ideas about the intersections of politics and culture have reshaped the critical landscape across the humanities and social sciences. Bringing together ten interviews conducted between 1982 and 2005, Jameson on Jameson is a compellingly candid introduction to his thought for those new to it, and a rich source of illumination and clarification for those seeking deeper understanding. Jameson discusses his intellectual and political preoccupations, most prominently his commitment to Marxism as a way of critiquing capitalism and the culture it has engendered. He explains many of his key concepts, including postmodernism, the dialectic, metacommentary, the political unconscious, the utopian, cognitive mapping, and spatialization.

Jameson on Jameson displays Jameson’s extraordinary grasp of contemporary culture—architecture, art, cinema, literature, philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, and urban geography—as well as the challenge that the geographic reach of his thinking poses to the Eurocentricity of the West. Conducted by accomplished scholars from United States, Egypt, Korea, China, Sweden, and England, the interviews elicit Jameson’s reflections on the broad international significance of his ideas and their applicability and implications in different cultural and political contexts, including the present phase of globalization.

The volume includes an introduction by Jameson and a comprehensive bibliography of his publications in all languages.

Interviewers Mona Abousenna Abbas Al-Tonsi Srinivas Aravamudan Jonathan Culler Sara Danius Leonard Green Sabry Hafez Stuart Hall Stefan Jonsson Ranjana Khanna Richard Klein Horacio Machin Paik Nak-chung Michael Speaks Anders Stephanson Xudong Zhang

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341093
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: On Not Giving Interviews 1

Interview with Leonard Green, Jonathan Culler, and Richard Klein 11

Interview with Anders Stephanson 44

Interview with Paik Nak-chung 74

Interview with Sabry Hafez, Abbas Al-Tonsi, and Mona Abousenna 99

Interview with Stuart Hall 113

Interview with Michael Speaks 123

Interview with Horacio Machin 135

Interview with Sara Danius and Stefan Jonsson 151

Interview with Xudong Zhang 171

Interview with Srinivas Aravamudan and Ranjana Khanna 203

Bibliography 241

Interviewers 269

Inex 273

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