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Ideology
     

Ideology

by James Decker
 

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This concise introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. James M. Decker analyzes the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its current incarnations, providing readers with both an essential overview of key terms and issues and a thoughtful assessment of some of the

Overview

This concise introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. James M. Decker analyzes the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its current incarnations, providing readers with both an essential overview of key terms and issues and a thoughtful assessment of some of the important critical thinkers associated with the notion, including Marx, Gramsci and Althusser.

Ideological theories are introduced within three broad categories - the subjective, the institutional and the political - which helps students to synthesize a concept that sprawls across the traditional disciplinary lines of philosophy, politics, economics, history and cultural and literary studies.

Close readings of key texts demonstrate the impact of ideology on critical practice and literary reputation. Texts include:
- Toni Morrison's Sula
- William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning'
- George Orwell's 1984

Compact and easy-to-follow, Decker's study finally asks: are we now in a 'post-ideological' era?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333775387
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Transitions Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

JAMES M. DECKER is Associate Professor of English at The Franciscan University.

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