Raymond Williams : literature, Marxism and cultural materialism

 

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dc.contributor.author Higgins, John Anthony en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-26T07:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-26T07:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Higgins, J. 1998. Raymond Williams : literature, Marxism and cultural materialism. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23241
dc.description.abstract The guiding principle of this study is that Williams's engagement with English studies cannot be understood in terms purely internal to the discipline of English. As well as writing against the official culture of liberal and conservative literary studies, Williams also wrote in opposition to what he read as the orthodoxies of Marxist thinking on literature, culture and politics. Arguing first against Marxist literary criticism as he knew it from the 1930s, he maintained an ever sceptical and ever critical stance towards the later trends of Althusserian and poststructuralist theory, while at the same time continuing his always defining commitment to socialist politics. While the terms of this larger argument are necessarily present throughout, Chapter Five focuses on them more narrowly, and traces their development in Williams' thinking from the late 1950s through to the development of the concept of cultural materialism in Marxism and Literature in 1977. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.title Raymond Williams : literature, Marxism and cultural materialism en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-11-22T09:46:49Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA


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