• Political Science

Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective

Author: Tony McKenna
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137526610
Category: Political Science
Page: 215
View: 4913
This title offers a Marxist take on a selection of artistic and cultural achievements from the rap music of Tupac Shakur to the painting of Van Gogh, from HBO's Breaking Bad to Balzac's Cousin Bette , from the magical realm of Harry Potter to the apocalyptic landscape of The Walking Dead , from The Hunger Games to Game of Thrones .

    • Literary Criticism

Marxism and Literature

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0198760612
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 217
View: 4236
In this book, the author analyzes previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'cultural materialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature.

    • Art

Marxism and the history of art

from William Morris to the New Left
Author: Andrew Hemingway
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745323299
Category: Art
Page: 276
View: 8164
This unique book is the first comprehensive introduction to Marxist approaches to art history. Although the aesthetic was a crucial part of Marx and Engels's thought, they left no programmatic statements on the arts. In meeting this gap, succeeding Marxists have inevitably devised a wide variety of approaches to both aesthetics and the writing of art's history. Although there is an abundant scholarship on Marxist approaches to literature, the historiography of the visual arts from a Marxist perspective has been largely neglected - despite the large impact it has had within academic art history since 1970. This book encompasses a range of influential thinkers and historians from the period of the Second and Third Internationals down to the heyday of the New Left. Among the individuals it covers are: William Morris, Mikhail Lifshits, Frederick Antal, Francis Klingender, Max Raphael, Meyer Schapiro, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre, and Arnold Hauser. It also includes three essays addressing the heritage of the New Left. In the spirit of Marxism itself, the authors interpret the achievements and limitations of Marxist art history in relation to the historical and political circumstances of its production, and provide an indispensable and lucid introduction to contemporary radical practices in the field.

    • Art

Marx's Lost Aesthetic

Karl Marx and the Visual Arts
Author: Margaret A. Rose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521369794
Category: Art
Page: 228
View: 8052
An original and challenging study of Marxist aesthetic theory from an art-historical perspective.

    • Fiction

Brief Loves That Live Forever

A Novel
Author: Andreï Makine
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555973434
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 834
A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet era In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him-a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom. "Makine has been compared to Stendhal, Tolstoy and Proust; our best historians of the Soviet era queue up to pronounce him one of the finest living writers on the period; and he is regularly tipped to be among the contenders for the next Nobel in literature." -The Daily Telegraph

    • Literary Criticism

Literature and Literary Theory in Contemporary China

Author: Zhang Jiong
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317482751
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 200
View: 7314
Marxism initiated a new era not only for people to fight for socialist future, but also for each discipline of sciences to witness profound changes. In such a context, literature, which has always been closely related to politics, will inevitably move toward a new direction. This book is composed of two parts. Part One studies the development of literary theories in contemporary China from a Marxist perspective. It introduces the basic ideas of Marxist literary theories as well as their spread and development in China, such as the combination of the theories and Chinese revolutionary literature. Moreover, it discusses the challenges facing Marxist literary theories in the 21st century under the background of diversification of literature and art, in terms of theory and practice, and high technologies which brought about electronic writing and digital communication of literary works. The second part elucidates the author’s insights into major issues concerning literary theories (e.g. the relationship between literature and people, literature and reality, perception and rationality in literary creation, etc.) This book will appeal to scholars and students of literary aesthetics and Chinese literary and cultural studies. People who are interested in history of contemporary Chinese literature will also benefit from this book.

    • Literary Criticism

Culture and Society, 1780-1950

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231057011
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 362
View: 3616
The romantic artist - Mill on bentham and coleridge - Thomas carlyle - The industrial novels - J.H. Newman and Matthew Arnold - Art and society - Interregnum - Twentieth-century opinions.

    • History

Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain

History, the New Left, and the Origins of Cultural Studies
Author: Dennis L. Dworkin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319146
Category: History
Page: 322
View: 2911
In this intellectual history of British cultural Marxism, Dennis Dworkin explores one of the most influential bodies of contemporary thought. Tracing its development from beginnings in postwar Britain, through its various transformations in the 1960s and 1970s, to the emergence of British cultural studies at Birmingham, and up to the advent of Thatcherism, Dworkin shows this history to reflect a coherent intellectual tradition, one that represents an implicit and explicit theoretical effort to resolve the crisis of the postwar British Left. Limited to neither a single discipline nor a particular intellectual figure, this book comprehensively views British cultural Marxism in terms of the dialogue between historians and the originators of cultural studies and in its relationship to the new left and feminist movements. From the contributions of Eric Hobsbawm, Christopher Hill, Rodney Hilton, Sheila Rowbotham, Catherine Hall, and E. P. Thompson to those of Perry Anderson, Barbara Taylor, Raymond Williams, Dick Hebdidge, and Stuart Hall, Dworkin examines the debates over issues of culture and society, structure and agency, experience and ideology, and theory and practice. The rise, demise, and reorganisation of journals such as The Reasoner, The New Reasoner, Universities and Left Review, New Left Review, Past and Present are also part of the history told in this volume. In every instance, the focus of Dworkin's attention is the intellectual work seen in its political context. Capturing the excitement and commitment that more than one generation of historians, literary critics, art historians, philosophers, and cultural theorists have felt about an unorthodox and critical tradition of Marxist theory, Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain will appeal to students and scholars of cultural studies as well as those interested in the broader terrain of Marxist theory and contemporary critical theory.

    • Literary Criticism

Raymond Williams

Literature, Marxism and Cultural Materialism
Author: John Higgins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135630127
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
View: 364
Raymond Williams' prolific output is increasingly recognised as the most influential body of work on literary and cultural studies in the past fifty years. This book provides the most comprehensive study to date of the theoretical and historical context of Williams' thinking on literature, politics and culture. John Higgins traces: * Williams' intellectual development * the related growth of a New Left cultural politics * the origins of the theory and practice of cultural materialism. Raymond Williams is an astonishing achievement and will challenge many received ideas about Williams' work.

    • Education

Marxism and Education

International Perspectives on Theory and Action
Author: Lotar Rasinski,Dave Hill,Kostas Skordoulis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351253301
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 9272
Marxism and Education offers contemporary Marxist analyses of recent and current education policy, and develops Marxist-based practices of resistance from a series of national and international perspectives. Part I identifies and critiques pressure points, impacts of, and developments in capitalism and education, as these pertain to education policy, teacher education, and assessment. In Part II, chapter authors develop Marxist praxis, critical education practices, and resistance against the intensification of neoliberalism and authoritarian conservatism. With contributions from leading, globally-recognized Marxist theoreticians, this book addresses the impacts and developments of neoliberal and authoritarian-conservative education policies across the UK, USA, Greece, Turkey, Poland, and Hungary.

    • Business & Economics

Literature and Liberty

Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism
Author: Allen Mendenhall
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739186345
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
View: 1938
Literature and Liberty disrupts the near monopolistic control of economic ideas in literary studies and offers a new mode of thinking for those who believe that arts and literature should play a role in discussions about law, politics, government, and economics. Drawing from authors as wide-ranging as Emerson, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Henry Hazlitt, and Mark Twain, Literature and Liberty is a significant contribution to libertarianism and literary studies.

    • Literary Criticism

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture

Author: Cary Nelson,Lawrence Grossberg
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252014017
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 738
View: 1183

The Communist Manifesto

Author: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9387944204
Page: N.A
View: 7137

    • History

Marxist Historiographies

A Global Perspective
Author: Q. Edward Wang,Georg G. Iggers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317413830
Category: History
Page: 274
View: 7745
Marxist Historiographies is the first book to examine the ebb and flow of Marxist historiography from a global and cross-cultural perspective. Since the eighteenth century, few schools of historical thought have exerted a more lasting impact than Marxism, and this impact extends far beyond the Western world within which it is most commonly analysed. Edited by two highly respected authors in the field, this book deals with the effect of Marxism on historical writings not only in parts of Europe, where it originated, but also in countries and regions in Africa, Asia, North and South America and the Middle East. Rather than presenting the chapters geographically, it is structured with respect to how Marxist influence was shown in the works of historians in a particular area. This title takes a dual approach to the subject; some chapters are national in scope, addressing the Marxist impact on historical practices within a country, whereas others deal with the varied expressions of Marxist historiography throughout a wider region. Taking a truly global perspective on this topic, Marxist Historiographies demonstrates clearly the breadth and depth of Marxism’s influence in historical writing throughout the world and is essential reading for all students of historiography.

    • Art

Marxism and Art

Essays Classic and Contemporary
Author: Maynard Solomon
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814316214
Category: Art
Page: 649
View: 1000
Marxism and Art is a collection of basic readings in Marxist criticism and aesthetics.

    • Education

Class Consciousness and Education in Sweden

A Marxist Analysis of Revolution in a Social Democracy
Author: Alpesh Maisuria
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135197677X
Category: Education
Page: 226
View: 5594
Emerging from a Marxist perspective, this book focuses on the importance of social class and the role of education broadly in relation to the possibility of revolutionary change in Sweden and beyond. Critically tracing the celebrated so-called ‘Swedish model’ from its inception to its current neoliberalisation, Maisuria explores the contours of class as part of social democratic history, culture and education, especially against the alternatives of communism and fascism. Presenting empirical research on class consciousness within a higher education context, Maisuria analyses student testimonies on their perceptions of social democracy and ‘Swedishness’ with ethno-racial dynamics, which is subjected to a Gramscian and Critical Realist derived explanatory critique for social transformation.

    • Business & Economics

Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy

Author: Martin Hart-Landsberg,Seongjin Jeong,Westra Richard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351919571
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 286
View: 8883
This volume brings together work by international scholars to provide a unique analysis of the past, present and possible future trajectory of Korea's political economy from a distinctly Marxist perspective. The volume differentiates the Marxian approach to the political economy of Korean development from the Keynesian, social democratic approach that currently dominates the critical literature. In doing so the volume provides a unique view of the development of the South Korean Economy.

    • Philosophy

Critical Theory

Selected Essays
Author: Max Horkheimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826400833
Category: Philosophy
Page: 290
View: 962
These essays, written in the 1930s and 1940s, represent a first selection in English from the major work of the founder of the famous Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt. Horkheimer's writings are essential to an understanding of the intellectual background of the New Left and the to much current social-philosophical thought, including the work of Herbert Marcuse. Apart from their historical significance and even from their scholarly eminence, these essays contain an immediate relevance only now becoming fully recognized.