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Roland Barthes: (Or the Profession of Cultural Studies)
     

Roland Barthes: (Or the Profession of Cultural Studies)

by Martin McQuillan
 

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Roland Barthes was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, but why should the reader of today, or tomorrow, be concerned with him? Martin McQuillan provides a fresh perspective on Barthes, addressing his political and institutional inheritance and considering his work as the origins of a critical cultural studies.

This stimulating study&

Overview

Roland Barthes was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, but why should the reader of today, or tomorrow, be concerned with him? Martin McQuillan provides a fresh perspective on Barthes, addressing his political and institutional inheritance and considering his work as the origins of a critical cultural studies.

This stimulating study:
• provides a biographical consideration of Barthes' writing
• offers an extended reading of his 1957 text Mythologies as a text for our own time, drawing Barthes' work into a historical relation to the present
• examines his connection to what we call cultural studies
• features an annotated bibliography of Barthes' published work.

Thought-provoking and insightful, Roland Barthes is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the writings of this key theorist and his continuing relevance in our post-9/11 world.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333914571
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Transitions Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN MCQUILLAN is Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural Analysis and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, UK.

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