Marxism and Literature

Marxism and Literature

by Raymond Williams

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Overview

This book extends the theme of Raymond Williams's earlier work in literary and cultural analysis. He 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.

Williams moves from a review of the growth of the concepts of literature and idealogy to a redefinition of 'determinism' and 'hegemony'. His incisive discussion of the 'social material process' of cultural activity culminates in a re-examination of the problems of alignment and commitment and of the creative practice in individual authors and wider social groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198760610
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/16/1978
Series: Marxist Introductions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(11)
I. Basic Concepts
Culture
11(10)
Language
21(24)
Literature
45(10)
Ideology
55(20)
II. Cultural Theory
Base and Superstructure
75(8)
Determination
83(7)
Productive Forces
90(5)
From Reflection to Mediation
95(6)
Typification and Homology
101(7)
Hegemony
108(7)
Traditions, Institutions, and Formations
115(6)
Dominant, Residual, and Emergent
121(7)
Structures of Feeling
128(8)
The Sociology of Culture
136(9)
III. Literary Theory
The Multiplicity of Writing
145(6)
Aesthetic and Other Situations
151(7)
From Medium to Social Practice
158(7)
Signs and Notations
165(8)
Conventions
173(7)
Genres
180(6)
Forms
186(6)
Authors
192(7)
Alignment and Commitment
199(7)
Creative Practice
206(7)
Booklist and Abbreviations 213(5)
Index 218

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