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Description - Ideology by James Decker

This concise introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. James M. Decker analyses the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its current incarnations, providing readers with both an essential overview of key terms and issues and a thoughtful assessment of some of the important critical thinkers associated with the notion, including Marx, Gramsci and Althusser. Close readings of key texts, ranging from Toni Morrison's "Sula" to William Faulkner's "Barn Burning", demonstrate the impact of ideology on critical practice and literary reputation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333775387
ISBN-10: 0333775384
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 195
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Decker

JAMES M. DECKER is Associate Professor of English at The Franciscan University.

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