The work of Raymond Williams continues to exercise a powerful hold over the minds of contemporary cultural analysts and social commentators. This collection responds to the challenge of Williams's thinking in discussions of topics of current interest and concern. The essays embrace a widely-divergent field of enquiry, from the study of language, dramaturgical theory, the theory of human needs and approaches to sociology, cultural studies and television, to issues of history, temporality and the future in relation to modernity and the postmodern.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: 'Somebody is trying to think...'; J.Wallace, R.Jones & S.Nield - Keywords, Ideology and Critical Theory; C.Norris - Ways of Knowing Cultures: Raymond Williams and Pierre Bourdieu; D.Robbins - 'A Slow Reach Again for Control': Raymond Williams and the Vicissitudes of Cultural Policy; J.McGuigan - Drama in a Dramaturgical Society; L.Eldridge - Rethinking Human Nature and Human Needs: Raymond Williams and Mass Communications; N.Stevenson - Raymond Williams and the Culture of Televisual Flow; S.Allan - Against the New Conformists: Raymond Williams, Fredric Jameson and the Challenge of Postmodernity; K.Kavanagh - Raymond Williams' Time; S.Connor - Index