Modern Culture / Edition 2

Modern Culture / Edition 2

by Roger Scruton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826494447

ISBN-13: 9780826494443

Pub. Date: 11/24/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


What do we mean by 'culture'? This word, purloined by journalists to denote every kind of collective habit, lies at the centre of contemporary debates about the past and future of society. In this thought-provoking book, Roger Scruton argues for the religious origin of culture in all its forms, and mounts a defence of the 'high culture' of our civilization against

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What do we mean by 'culture'? This word, purloined by journalists to denote every kind of collective habit, lies at the centre of contemporary debates about the past and future of society. In this thought-provoking book, Roger Scruton argues for the religious origin of culture in all its forms, and mounts a defence of the 'high culture' of our civilization against its radical and 'deconstructionist' critics. He offers a theory of pop culture, a panegyric to Baudelaire, a few reasons why Wagner is just as great as his critics fear him to be, and a raspberry to Cool Britannia. A must for all people who are fed up to their tightly clenched front teeth with Derrida, Foucault, Oasis and Richard Rogers.

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ISBN-13:
9780826494443
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/24/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

What is Culture?Culture and CultEnlightenmentThe Aesthetic GazeRomanticismFantasy, Imagination and the SalesmanModernismAvant-garde and KitschYoofanasiaIdle HandsThe Devil's WorkConclusions

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