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Title:Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Raymond Williams
Publisher:Verso
ISBN:1844675807
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:220
Category:Non fiction, Theory, Philosophy, Cultural studies, Criticism

Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists by Raymond Williams

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists Considered to be the founding father of British cultural theory Williams was concerned throughout his life to apply a materialist and socialist analysis to all forms of culture defined generously and inclusively as structures of feeling In this major work Williams applies himself to the problem of modernism Rejecting stereotypes and simplifications he is especially preoccupied with the ambivalent relationship between revolutionary socialist politics and the artistic avant garde Judiciously assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the modernist project Williams shifts the framework of discussion from merely formal analysis of artistic techniques to one which grounds these cultural expressions in particular social formations Animating the whole book is the question which Williams poses and brings us significantly closer to answering namely what does it mean to develop a cultural analysis that goes beyond the modern and yet avoids the trap of postmodernism s new conformism

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