Culture/Metaculture Francis Mulhern

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Culture/Metaculture  by  Francis Mulhern

Culture/Metaculture by Francis Mulhern
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Culture/Metaculture is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of culture in contemporary Western society. This essential survey examines:* culture as an antidote to mass modernity, in the work of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, José Ortega yMoreCulture/Metaculture is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of culture in contemporary Western society. This essential survey examines:* culture as an antidote to mass modernity, in the work of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, José Ortega y Gasset, Karl Mannheim and F.

R. Leavis* changing views of the term in the work of Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, T. S. Eliot and Richard Hoggart* post-war theories of popular culture and the rise of Cultural Studies, paying particular attention to the key figures of Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall* theories of metaculture, or the ways in which culture, however defined, speaks of itself.Francis Mulherns interdisciplinary approach allows him to draw out the fascinating links between key political issues and the changing definitions of culture.

The result is an unrivalled introduction to a concept at the heart of contemporary critical thought.



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