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Best 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415327329
ISBN-10: 0415327326
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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