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Critical Theory Today

Author : Lois Tyson
ISBN : 9781317643234
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

Critical Theory Today

Author : Ph. van Engeldorp Gastelaars
ISBN : UCAL:B3631914
Genre : Critical theory
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The Left Hemisphere

Author : Razmig Keucheyan
ISBN : 1781685592
Genre : Philosophy
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Describes the theories and efforts of those on the radical Left who are searching for new approaches to transform the world and move away from capitalism while moving past the disastrous socialist experiments of the past.

Critical Theory Today

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ISBN : OCLC:633285407
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Learning For A Diverse World

Author : Lois Tyson
ISBN : 0815337744
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explains the basic concepts of six critical theories in popular academic use - psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gay/lesbian, African-American, and post-colonial - and shows how they can be employed to interpret the five short literary works in the book: Emily Dickinson's I started Early-Took My Dog, William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily, Ralph Ellison's The Battle Royal, Alice Walker's Everyday Use, and Jewelle Gomez's Don't Explain. In addition, a chapter on reader-response theory shows students how to understand their personal responses to literature and how to use that understanding to produce more insightful interpretations while avoiding the typical pitfalls to which their personal responses make them vulnerable. Intended for college students new to the study of literature, this book is written in simple language and guides students through the process of gathering textual data to support sample interpretations of its selected literary works. Each sample interpretation demonstrates a different aspect of the theory at hand and thus serves as a template for future literary analysis.

Using Critical Theory

Author : Lois Tyson
ISBN : 9781136645686
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explaining both why theory is important and how to use it, Lois Tyson introduces beginning students of literature to this often daunting area in a friendly and approachable style. The new edition of this textbook is clearly structured with chapters based on major theories that students are expected to cover in their studies. Key features include: coverage of major theories including psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, lesbian/gay/queer theories, postcolonial theory, African American theory, and a new chapter on New Criticism (formalism) practical demonstrations of how to use these theories on short literary works selected from canonical authors including William Faulkner and Alice Walker a new chapter on reader-response theory that shows students how to use their personal responses to literature while avoiding typical pitfalls new sections on cultural criticism for each chapter new ‘further practice’ and ‘further reading’ sections for each chapter a useful "next step" appendix that suggests additional literary titles for extra practice. Comprehensive, easy to use, and fully updated throughout, Using Critical Theory is the ideal first step for students beginning degrees in literature, composition and cultural studies.

Social Theory Today

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 0804715149
Genre : Social Science
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Social theory has undergone dramatic changes over the past fifteen years. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive survey of those changes, and an authoritative statement on current trends of development in social thought. The contents of the book range in a systematic way across the major traditions of social theory prominent today. Among the topics covered are the relationships between modern social theory and the 'classics' of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the connections between social theory and mathematical social science; and the logical status of generalizations in the social sciences. Traditions of thought discussed include: behaviourism; symbolic interactionism; Parsonian theory; analytical theory; structuralism and post-structuralism; ethnomethodology; structuration theory; world systems theory; Marxism and critical theory.

The Social Dynamics Of Disrespect

Author : Axel Honneth
ISBN : OCLC:222979512
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Critical Theory And African Literature Today

Author : Eldred Durosimi Jones
ISBN : 0865434417
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An analysis of the literary criticism of modern African Literature.

North American Critical Theory After Postmodernism

Author : P. Nickel
ISBN : 9781137262868
Genre : Political Science
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In a series of interviews this book explores the formative experiences of a generation of critical theorists whose work originated in the midst of what has been called 'the postmodern turn,' including discussions of their views on the evolution of critical theory over the past 30 years and their assessment of contemporary politics.

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