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Louis Althusser by Luke Ferretter
Book DescriptionBest known for his theories of ideology and its impact on politics and culture, Louis Althusser revolutionized Marxist theory. His writing changed the face of literary and cultural studies, and continues to influence political modes of criticism such as feminism, postcolonialism and queer theory. Beginning with an introduction to the context of Marxist theory, this book goes on to explain: * how Althusser interpreted and developed Marx's work * the political implications of reading * ideology and its significance for culture and criticism * Althusser's aesthetic criticism of literature, theatre and art. Placing Althusser's key ideas in the context of earlier Marxist thought, as well as tracing their development and impact, Luke Ferretter presents a wide-ranging yet accessible guide, ideal for those new to the work of this influential critical thinker.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415327329
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Luke Ferretter
Glyph and the Gramophone, Hardback (September 2013)
Drawing on authoritative recent editions and major manuscript archives, this is the first complete study of the development of D.H. Lawrence's religious thought.
Sylvia Plath's Fiction, Paperback (April 2012)
The first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction covering The Bell Jar and all of her published and unpublished short stories drawing extensively on archival material.
Towards a Christian Literary Theory, Hardback (December 2002)» View all books by Luke Ferretter
Most modern literary theory is explicitly anti-theological. This work states the case for a contemporary literary theory whose principles derive from Christian theology. It concludes with an assessment of how such a theory can be formulated and used in contemporary cultural analysis.
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Author Biography - Luke Ferretter
Luke Ferretter is a Sesqui Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English at the University of Sydney. He has published books and articles on Derrida, Kristeva, Hanif Kureishi amd D. H. Lawrence.
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