Routledge Companion to Critical Theory

Routledge Companion to Critical Theory

by Paul Wake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415332966

ISBN-13: 9780415332965

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory is an indispensable aid for anyone approaching this exciting field of study for the first time.

By exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines, ‘theory’ encourages us to develop a deeper understanding of how we approach the written word. This book defines what is generically referred to as

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The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory is an indispensable aid for anyone approaching this exciting field of study for the first time.

By exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines, ‘theory’ encourages us to develop a deeper understanding of how we approach the written word. This book defines what is generically referred to as ‘critical theory’, and guides readers through some of the most complex and fundamental concepts in the field, ranging from Historicism to Postmodernism, from Psychoanalytic Criticism to Race and Postcoloniality.

Fully cross referenced throughout, the book encompasses manageable introductions to important ideas followed by a dictionary of terms and thinkers which students are likely to encounter. Further reading is offered to guide students to crucial primary essays and introductory chapters on each concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415332965
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Companions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Structuralism and semiotics3
2Narrative and narratology14
3Marxism28
4Poststructuralism43
5Historicism55
6Psychoanalytic criticism66
7Deconstruction81
8Feminism91
9Gender and queer theory102
10Postmodernism115
11Race and postcoloniality127

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