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Author Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-
Title Cultural criticism : a primer of key concepts / Arthur Asa Berger.
Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1995.

Author Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-
Series Foundations of popular culture ; vol. 4
Foundations of popular culture ; v. 4.
Subject Culture.
Criticism.
Communism and culture.
Semiotics -- Social aspects.
Psychoanalysis and culture.
Sociology -- Methodology.
Communism and culture.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages :) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-178) and index.
Summary Covering the key theorists, concepts and subject areas, from literary, sociological and psychoanalytical theories of semiotics and Marxism, Berger brings cultural criticism to life by making these theories relevant to students' lives. Illustrating his explanations with excerpts from classic works, he gives readers a sense of the style of important thinkers and helps place them in context.
Contents 1. An introduction to cultural criticism -- The Mission impossible dream -- Cultural criticism and cultural studies -- On technical language -- Making complex ideas accessible -- Thinkers evolve and change their ideas over time -- A useful analogy -- 2. Literary theory and cultural criticism -- Mimesis and other theories of literature -- Texts -- Genres and texts -- Interpretation of texts -- Hermeneutics -- Reception theory -- Deconstruction -- Postmodernism -- Feminist criticism -- Phallocentric theory -- Formalism -- Defamiliarization -- Dialogical theory -- Montage and meaning -- Conclusion -- 3. Marxism and cultural criticism -- Base/superstructure -- The Frankfurt school of criticism -- The bourgeoisie -- Class -- Alienation -- Commodity fetishism --Consumer culture -- Interpellation -- Ideology -- Cultural imperialism -- Hegemony -- Reproduction -- Political cultures -- Conclusion -- 4. Semiotics and cultural criticism -- Signs in semiotics and semiology -- How signs function -- Symbols in Saussure's system -- Icon, index, symbol : Peirce's system -- Images -- Codes -- Connotation -- Denotation -- Metaphor -- Metonymy -- Synchronic analysis and diachronic analysis -- Intertextuality -- Auteur theory -- Syntagmatic analysis -- Paradigmatic analysis -- Structuralism -- Conclusion -- 5. Psychoanalytic theory and cultural criticism -- The unconscious -- The id -- The ego -- The superego -- The Oedipus complex -- Condensation -- Displacement -- Narcissism -- Sublimation -- Overdetermination -- Myth -- Archetype -- Heroes -- Shadow -- Anima/animus -- Conclusion -- 6. Sociological theory and cultural criticism -- Culture -- Multiculturalism -- DWEMs -- Political correctness -- Anomie -- Functionalism -- Sacred/profane -- Mass media theory -- Mass society -- Media/medium -- Audience -- Stereotyping-- Popular culture -- Everyday life -- Conclusion.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
English.
ISBN 9781452221069 (electronic bk.)
1452221065 (electronic bk.)
9781452204734 (ebook)
145220473X (ebook)
9780803957336
0803957335
0803957343
9780803957343 (pb)
9781452236421 (e-book)
1452236429
1322412898
9781322412894
OCLC # 808344271
Additional Format Print version: Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933- Cultural criticism. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1995 (DLC) 94035085 (OCoLC)31046161



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