Culture and Critique
An Introduction to Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
By (author) Jere Paul Surber
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Culture and Critique by Jere Paul Surber
Book DescriptionWritten by philosopher Jere Surber, Culture and Critique familiarizes students with both the broad and specialized meanings of cultural studies, providing detailed explanations of theoretical terms, critical strategies, and discursive traditions upon which it is based. In its broad and more theoretical sense, cultural studies indicates a range of modern discourses which, beyond disciplines and their particular theories, employ the notion of culture in a distinctive way and specify certain critical practices as appropriate for analyzing given cultural activities, products, and institutions. In its narrower sense, cultural studies is a recently developed type of discourse, first appearing in several British universities in the 1950s, which, while eclectically drawing on certain theoretical aspects of earlier forms of critical cultural discourse, orients itself toward the analysis and practical critique of concrete contemporary cultural distinctions based on economic and political inequities.A useful reference for reading works in cultural studies, Culture and Critique puts unfamiliar terms and ideas into historical perspective and explains how the founding texts of the discipline first appeared.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813320472
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jere Paul Surber
Metacritique, Hardback (July 2001)
Probably the most sustained and trenchant assault upon German Idealism came from a group of well-established intellectuals who referred to their project as 'metacritique'. This work offers an interpretative and critical overview of the meta-critical challenge and the responses to it, together with English translations of the key texts.
Language and German Idealism, Hardback (February 1996)» View all books by Jere Paul Surber
Offers a translation of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's monograph entitled "On the Linguistic Capacity and the Origin of Language". This book also explores the role played by the linguistic thought of the German idealists in the emergence of modern "scientific linguistics" with Wilhelm von Humboldt, as well as its connections with German romanticism.
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Author Biography - Jere Paul Surber
Jere Paul Surber is professor of philosophy and cultural studies at the University of Denver.
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