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Cultural criticism : a primer of key concepts, Arthur Asa Berger

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Cultural criticism : a primer of key concepts
Title
Cultural criticism
Title remainder
a primer of key concepts
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Asa Berger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arthur Asa Berger's unique ability to translate difficult theories into accessible language makes this book an ideal introduction to cultural criticism. Berger covers the key theorists, concepts, and subject areas, from literary, sociological and psychoanalytical theories to semiotics and Marxism. Cultural Criticism breathes new life into the discipline by making these theories relevant to students' lives. The author illustrates his explanations with excerpts from classic works giving readers a sense of the important thinkers' styles and helping place them in their context. Berger also provides a comprehensive bibliography on cultural criticism for those who wish to explore the topics at greater length. Cultural Criticism is the perfect undergraduate supplemental text for such courses as media studies, literary criticism, and popular culture
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Berger, Arthur Asa
Dewey number
306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB151
LC item number
.B386 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Foundations of popular culture
Series volume
vol. 4
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  • Culture
  • Criticism
  • Communism and culture
  • Semiotics
  • Psychoanalysis and culture
  • Sociology
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Cultural criticism : a primer of key concepts, Arthur Asa Berger
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-178) and index
Contents
1. An introduction to cultural criticism -- The Mission impossible dream -- Cultural criticism and cultural studies -- On technical language -- Making complex ideas accessible -- Thinkers evolve and change their ideas over time -- A useful analogy -- 2. Literary theory and cultural criticism -- Mimesis and other theories of literature -- Texts -- Genres and texts -- Interpretation of texts -- Hermeneutics -- Reception theory -- Deconstruction -- Postmodernism -- Feminist criticism -- Phallocentric theory -- Formalism -- Defamiliarization -- Dialogical theory -- Montage and meaning -- Conclusion -- 3. Marxism and cultural criticism -- Base/superstructure -- The Frankfurt school of criticism -- The bourgeoisie -- Class -- Alienation -- Commodity fetishism --Consumer culture -- Interpellation -- Ideology -- Cultural imperialism -- Hegemony -- Reproduction -- Political cultures -- Conclusion -- 4. Semiotics and cultural criticism -- Signs in semiotics and semiology -- How signs function -- Symbols in Saussure's system -- Icon, index, symbol : Peirce's system -- Images -- Codes -- Connotation -- Denotation -- Metaphor -- Metonymy -- Synchronic analysis and diachronic analysis -- Intertextuality -- Auteur theory -- Syntagmatic analysis -- Paradigmatic analysis -- Structuralism -- Conclusion -- 5. Psychoanalytic theory and cultural criticism -- The unconscious -- The id -- The ego -- The superego -- The Oedipus complex -- Condensation -- Displacement -- Narcissism -- Sublimation -- Overdetermination -- Myth -- Archetype -- Heroes -- Shadow -- Anima/animus -- Conclusion -- 6. Sociological theory and cultural criticism -- Culture -- Multiculturalism -- DWEMs -- Political correctness -- Anomie -- Functionalism -- Sacred/profane -- Mass media theory -- Mass society -- Media/medium -- Audience -- Stereotyping-- Popular culture -- Everyday life -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm31046161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 194 p.
Isbn
9780803957336
Isbn Type
(cl)
Lccn
94035085
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 158792
  • (OCoLC)31046161
Label
Cultural criticism : a primer of key concepts, Arthur Asa Berger
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-178) and index
Contents
1. An introduction to cultural criticism -- The Mission impossible dream -- Cultural criticism and cultural studies -- On technical language -- Making complex ideas accessible -- Thinkers evolve and change their ideas over time -- A useful analogy -- 2. Literary theory and cultural criticism -- Mimesis and other theories of literature -- Texts -- Genres and texts -- Interpretation of texts -- Hermeneutics -- Reception theory -- Deconstruction -- Postmodernism -- Feminist criticism -- Phallocentric theory -- Formalism -- Defamiliarization -- Dialogical theory -- Montage and meaning -- Conclusion -- 3. Marxism and cultural criticism -- Base/superstructure -- The Frankfurt school of criticism -- The bourgeoisie -- Class -- Alienation -- Commodity fetishism --Consumer culture -- Interpellation -- Ideology -- Cultural imperialism -- Hegemony -- Reproduction -- Political cultures -- Conclusion -- 4. Semiotics and cultural criticism -- Signs in semiotics and semiology -- How signs function -- Symbols in Saussure's system -- Icon, index, symbol : Peirce's system -- Images -- Codes -- Connotation -- Denotation -- Metaphor -- Metonymy -- Synchronic analysis and diachronic analysis -- Intertextuality -- Auteur theory -- Syntagmatic analysis -- Paradigmatic analysis -- Structuralism -- Conclusion -- 5. Psychoanalytic theory and cultural criticism -- The unconscious -- The id -- The ego -- The superego -- The Oedipus complex -- Condensation -- Displacement -- Narcissism -- Sublimation -- Overdetermination -- Myth -- Archetype -- Heroes -- Shadow -- Anima/animus -- Conclusion -- 6. Sociological theory and cultural criticism -- Culture -- Multiculturalism -- DWEMs -- Political correctness -- Anomie -- Functionalism -- Sacred/profane -- Mass media theory -- Mass society -- Media/medium -- Audience -- Stereotyping-- Popular culture -- Everyday life -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm31046161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 194 p.
Isbn
9780803957336
Isbn Type
(cl)
Lccn
94035085
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 158792
  • (OCoLC)31046161

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