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    Hmmm Terry Eagleton does an intense session of mental acrobatics in order to disavow all possible value to cultu

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    Civilisation is what gives you postboxes culture is what decides what colour you paint them This was to me Eagleton's best contribution to the articulation of what culture is

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    Terry Eagleton's latest effort comes with recommendations that include him being a good read even if you don't agree with him and that he woul

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    A bit hand wavey at times and will certainly be less palatable for those not of leftistMarxist sympathies but this book is still rather good Eagleton spends a good portion of the book discussing what exactly culture is as well as some histori

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    I wrote up a detailed review on my blog here The Promise and Limitations of Culture

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    Lucid and concise readings of Burke Swift Herder Austen Marx Wilde and TS Eliot among others The book is less focused and persuasive when Eagleton traces the long and complicated dialectic between capitalism and various meanings of “culture” Eagleton’s own version of Marx’s base vs superstructure dichotomy has various forms of cultural “superstructure” competing with each other and often canceling each other out He also unders

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    talks a lot about the idea of culture and spends a lot of time on Herder I am a little skeptical of German romantics it didn't end well Some interesting distinctions made between culture and civilization but it seems to spend a lot of time in the 19th century A lot of this conversation was played out in politics in the early 20th

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    It's a great piece that adds to the discussion of culture and politics I felt like it gave me a lot to think about after the Trump election

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    On the whole Terry Eagleton's Culture is a broad yet short meditation on a variety of ideas and concepts that fit under and intersect

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    This work contains a broad range of interesting ideas uips and references but I ultimately found it to be lacking a coher

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Culture AUTHOR Terry Eagleton

Conceptualizations of it have evolved over the last two centuries from rarified sphere to humble practices and from a bulwark against industrialism’s encroaches to present day capitalism’s most profitable export Ranging over art and literature as well as philosophy and anthropology and major but somewhat unfashionable thinkers like Johann Gottfried Herder and Edmund Burke as well as T S Eliot Matthew Arnold Raymond Williams and Oscar Wilde Eagleton prov. I wrote up a detailed review on my blog here The Promise and Limitations of Culture

Summary Culture AUTHOR Terry Eagleton

One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture’s valueCulture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not however so straightforward Terry Eagleton one of our foremost literary and cultural critics is uniuely poised to take on the challenge In this keenly analytical and acerbically funny book he explores how culture and our. Hmmm Terry Eagleton does an intense session of mental acrobatics in order to disavow all possible value to culturalidentity politics Favours a pretty dated marxism Interesting introduction to some of the key debates but deliberately broad brushstrokes leave room for a pretty crusty and unconvincing concluding argument Feels like an old man nostalgic for when he was trendy Sad

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Ides a cogent overview of culture set firmly in its historical and theoretical contexts illuminating its collusion with colonialism nationalism the decline of religion and the rise of and rule over the uncultured masses Eagleton also examines culture today lambasting the commodification and co option of a force that properly understood is a vital means for us to cultivate and enrich our social lives and can even provide the impetus to transform civil society. On the whole Terry Eagleton s Culture is a broad yet short meditation on a variety of ideas and concepts that fit under and intersect with notions and impressions of culture Therefore it is tricky to find a coherent thesis throughout Eagleton s book but as he writes in the Preface Perspicacious readers will undoubtedly detect an Irish motif running throughout the book ix This Irish motif as he describes it anchors Culture around a set of predictable suppositions but a clearer thesis may have made Eagleton s book enjoyable Chapter 3 titled The Social Unconscious is particularly interesting By suggesting that the social unconscious is one thing we mean by culture Eagleton explicitly references and subseuently uses a Freudian framework to understand the impulsive and inconsistent trends that define popular consumerist culture 50 Most of the chapter however attempts to

  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Culture AUTHOR Terry Eagleton
  • Terry Eagleton
  • English
  • 05 October 2017
  • 9780300218794

About the Author: Terry Eagleton

Widely regarded as Britain's most influential living literary critic & theorist Dr Eagleton currently serves as Distinguished Prof of English Literature at the Univ of Lancaster & as Visiting Prof at the Nat'l Univ of Ireland Galway He was Thomas Warton Prof of English Literature at the Univ of Oxford '92 01 & John Edward Taylor Prof of English Literature at the Univ of Manchester 'ti