A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader: Second Ed
Published: July 2004© 2004
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 300 Pages
Dimensions: 6.86 x 9.77
300 Pages, 6.86 x 9.77 x 0.89 in
The 'death of literature' and the rise of post-structuralist theory has breached the traditional opposition between the literary canon and popular culture, both in principle and in academic practice. When first published in 1992, The Critical and Cultural Theory Reader served the growing need for a collection of essays and extracts for the study of both high and popular culture together. Now, the second and expanded edition of this highly successful reader reflects the growing diversity of the field and includes thirteen new essays. Divided into six thematic sections semiology, ideology, subjectivity, difference, gender and race, and postmodernism the reader features an editors' introduction to the volume, introductions to each of the thematic sections, as well as invaluable summaries of each of the extracts.
The second edition includes excerpts from essential works of cultural theorists Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Hélène Cixous, Simone de Beauvoir, Ferdinand de Saussure, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Frederick Engels, Franz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Jean-François Lyotard, Colin MacCabe, Pierre Macherey, Karl Marx, Kobena Mercer, Laura Mulvey, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Edward Said, and Slavoj i ek. It will prove indispensable to students of critical and cultural theory, as well as communications and popular culture.
1.1 Ferdinand de Saussure, from Course in General Linguistics
1.2 Roland Barthes, 'The Great Family of Man' from Mythologies
1.3 Pierre Macherey, from A Theory of Literary Production
1.4 Umberto Eco, from 'The Narrtive Structure in Feming'
1.5 Colin MacCabe, from 'Realism and the Cinema'
2.1 Karl Marx, from 'Preface', A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
2.2 Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels, from The German Ideology
2.3 Louis Althusser, from 'Ideology and Idealogical State Apparatuses'
2.4 Simone de Beauvoir, from The Second Sex
2.5 Edward Said, from Orientalism
2.6 Homi K. Bhanha, from 'the 'Other' Question'
2.7 Slavoj Zizek, from the Sublime Object of Ideology
3.1 Sigmund Freud, from Beyond the Pleasure Principle
3.2 Jacques Lacan, form 'The MirrorStage'
3.3 Frantz Fanon, from Black Skin/White Masks
3.4 Julia Kristeva, from 'The System and the Speaking Subject'
3.5 Michel Foucault, from The History of Sexuality
3.6 Michel Foucault, from Discipline and Punish
3.7 Roland Barthes, from The Pleasure of the Text
4.1 Jacques Derrida, 'Difference'
Gender and Race
5.1 Sigmund Freud, 'On the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the Sphere of Love'
5.2 Helene Cixous, from 'Sorties'
5.3 Laura Mulvey, from 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema'
5.4 Kobena Mercer, from 'Reading Racial Fetishism'
5.5 Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, from Real and Imagined Women
5.6 Judith Butler, from Gender Trouble
5.7 Homi K. Bhabha, from ''Race', Time and the Revision of Modernity'
6.1 Jean-Francois Lyotard, from The Postmodern Condition
6.2 Jean Baudrillard, from Simulations
6.3 Jean-Francois Lyotard, from The Inhuman
6.4 Jaques Derrida, from The Gift of Death
6.5 Jean Baudrillard, from The Spirit of Terrorism
6.6 Slavoj Zizek, from Welcome to the Desert Real