* Considers the myriad definitions and meanings of ideology
* Traces the history of the term and the debates which surround it, from Martin Luther and Machiavelli to present-day debates in feminism and psychoanalysis
* Provides literary examples and illustrations to illuminate and clarify his argument
* Asks whether, in the face of post-war capitalism and postmodernism, the ideology debate is obsolete, or is still very much relevant in contemporary debates
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Ideology and the Postmodern 1. Origins 2. Empiricism 3. Idealism 4. Marxism 5. Post-Marxism 6. Postmodernism 7. Ideology and Globalization Conclusion Glossary Further Reading Bibliography Index