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Themes in Marxist Social Theory

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first of the two main sections of this chapter discusses Marx's goal and the elements of a Marxist tradition, and presents the views of various later scholars (David Little, Steven Lukes, Alvin ... More


Adult Education and ‘Left-Leavisism’

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Working from the huge archive of the Oxford extra-mural network and the previous untapped resource of the Richard Hoggart archive at the University of Sheffield, Chapter 5 examines the heyday of ... More


Life forms: A Keyword Entry

Stefan Helmreich and Sophia Roosth

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how natural philosophers and scientists in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries employed the term “life form.” It asks how life came to have a form, where the ... More


Afterword

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This brief concluding chapter looks at Cambridge English in the 20th century and points out that its founding father, I. A. Richards, referred to Kames’s ‘great and novel venture’ in his lectures on ... More


English by Example: F. R. Leavis and the Americanization of Modern England

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

The prominent literary and cultural critic F. R. Leavis sensed, long before the Cold War debates about American hegemony and British decline, how definitions of modern English culture depend upon ... More


A Cry From the Desart: Spatiality and Secularism

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

Chapter Four focuses on the archive of John Lacy, a London lawyer and convert to Camisard Protestantism. In readings of these Lacy’s works, I demonstrate that religious ideologies often ran counter ... More


‘Literature’: The Morphology of a Concept

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter deals with the provenance of literature as a concept, not so much with the literary past as with the past of ‘literature’. A book written about literary historiography between 1660 and ... More


Communities in Fiction

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) by way of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by ... More


Veerer: Where Ghosts Live

Nicholas Royle

in Veering: A Theory of Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636549
eISBN:
9780748652303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636549.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the question of where ghosts live through an engagement with the writings of Elizabeth Bowen, Raymond Williams and a few others. Ghosts pass so quickly. Veerer is in the house ... More


Conclusion: The Boom Ends

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Conclusion argues that the real rupture in British literary tradition comes not during the Second World War, but after it. In the late 1940s, the literary boom of the war years gave way to a ... More


How to Teach Reading

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter provides an interpretation of Scrutiny's literary criticism: it introduces the ideas, styles, narratives, and analytical procedures whose appropriation and extension is the main ... More


Overture: Haiti Against Forgetting and the Thermidorian Present

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This ouverture, or opening of the theoretical and critical stakes of my study, rehearses questions of comparison, immediacy in the archive, and the complications of collaboration in a series of ... More


A Man's Scenery

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Lars Engle's essay “The Novel without the Police” categorizes the work of J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Athol Fugard according to Raymond Williams' usual triad of the dominant, emergent, and ... More


The Long Industrial Revolution

Stefan Collini

in The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198800170
eISBN:
9780191839986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800170.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter starts from Raymond Williams’s claim to have shown how the concept of ‘culture’ developed out of the experience of the Industrial Revolution, demonstrating that his own evidence does not ... More


Critics (II): Lionel Trilling and Raymond Williams

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides a general reassessment of the critical work of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most admired American critic of the mid-twentieth century, emphasizing the distinctiveness of his ... More


Theories of Community: Williams, Heidegger, and Others

J. Hillis Miller

in Communities in Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Raymond Williams, in The Country and the City, presents a picture of a vital community as rural and classless. He assumes that an individual is his social placement. Williams also assumes that the ... More


The News Informatic: Five Reflections on News Journalism and Digital Liberalism

Dominic Boyer

in The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451881
eISBN:
9780801467356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter works towards creating a general portrait of the state of news journalism today. Following Raymond Williams's analysis of the historical transformation of forms of electronic mediation, ... More


English Policing and Contemporary Culture

Ian Loader and Aogán Mulcahy

in Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299066
eISBN:
9780191685583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299066.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter offers an assessment of the current condition of English policing culture. This entails revisiting Raymond Williams' threefold typology of cultural forms — the dominant, the residual, ... More


The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality and Risk in Modernity

John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

in Real Sex Films: The New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190244606
eISBN:
9780190244644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244606.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In chapter 2 different voices and theories are in dialogue. First, by exploring and critiquing risk sociology through Beck’s notion of “reflexive modernization,” Strydom’s extension of Beck’s thesis, ... More


Exit

Andrew Warnes

in How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295285
eISBN:
9780520968097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295285.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The conclusion surveys American novels of the 1970s to suggest that by that decade, the familiarity and dominance of the supermarket sector was associated by many American writers with a new human ... More


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