Download Key Concepts in Cultural Theory (Key Concepts Series) by Andrew Edgar PDF

By Andrew Edgar

An updated and finished survey of over 350 of the major phrases encountered in cultural idea this present day. each one access offers transparent and succinct causes for college kids all through quite a lot of disciplines.

Show description

Read or Download Key Concepts in Cultural Theory (Key Concepts Series) PDF

Similar addiction & recovery books

The 2002 Official Patient's Sourcebook on Alcoholism

This e-book has been created for sufferers who've made up our minds to make schooling and study an essential component of the therapy strategy. even though it additionally provides details valuable to medical professionals, caregivers and different health and wellbeing execs, it tells sufferers the place and the way to seem for info masking almost all issues with regards to alcoholism (also alcohol abuse; alcohol dependancy; alcohol dependence; alcohol dependence syndrome), from the necessities to the main complicated components of study.

Eating Disorders and Marital Relationships

Anorexia and bulimia are at the bring up within the Western global and the illness is now acknowledged to now not be just a challenge for teenage ladies, yet older girls to boot. so much older girls both do now or did formerly reside with a associate and lots more and plenty cognizance has been paid to those relationships in devising healing regimes.

Prozac Nation; Young and Depressed

Elizabeth Wurtzel's big apple occasions best-selling memoir, with a brand new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . a strong portrait of 1 girl's trip in the course of the purgatory of melancholy and again. " —New York instances "A book that turned a cultural touchstone. " —New Yorker Elizabeth Wurtzel writes along with her finger at the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed new release whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues.

Feeding Everyone No Matter What: Managing Food Security After Global Catastrophe

Feeding everybody it doesn't matter what provides a systematic method of the practicalities of making plans for long term interruption to nutrition construction. the first historical resolution constructed over the past numerous a long time is elevated nutrition garage. even though, storing up adequate foodstuff to feed every person might take an important period of time and may bring up the cost of meals, killing extra humans as a result of insufficient worldwide entry to cheap nutrients.

Additional resources for Key Concepts in Cultural Theory (Key Concepts Series)

Sample text

Official ideology is founded upon behavioural ideology inasmuch as ideological systems are crystallisations of ideas present in behavioural ideology. Yet behavioural ideology is subject to a reciprocal influence by official ideology, often having its ‘tone’ set by the latter, and, in cases of ideological struggle, partly incorporating ‘forms’ and ‘practices’ of ideological systems which it seeks to alter or displace. Behavioural ideology is the more sensitive of the two, as demonstrated by its ability to register barely noticeable aspects of emergent social change.

AE] Further reading: Gay 1984, 1986; Habermas 1989a. bricolage Engaging metaphor developed from Lévi-Strauss’s structural anthropology. The French word ‘bricoleur’ refers literally to the sort of worker capable of mending or maintaining any machinery and installation by re-using items from elsewhere, typically improvising new uses for these items. So, in cultural theory, and especially the analysis of subcultures, the term refers to the processes by which elements are appropriated from the dominant culture, and their meaning transformed, for example through ironic juxtapositions, to challenge and subvert that culture.

Rather, the status of art work will be conferred upon the object by the artworld. The artworld is defined, by Dickie, as ‘a loosely organised, but nevertheless related, set of persons including artists…, producers, museum directors, museum-goers…, critics…, philosophers of art, and others’ (Dickie 1974:35–6). In summary, it is a largely self-defined group of people, who express an interest in art, and thus negotiate the current status of particular artefacts. g. medieval or antique works created before the modern concept of ‘art’ had been formulated) may be accorded the status of art now, and similarly, objects once considered to be art may have that status removed from them.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 44 votes