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Jeffrey J. Williams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263806

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001

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The Ubiquity of Culture

The Ubiquity of Culture

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(p.45) Six The Ubiquity of Culture
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How to Be an Intellectual
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Jeffrey J. Williams

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0007

This chapter examines the relation of culture and politics in contemporary cultural studies. It discusses the criticisms of cultural politics in the work of Francis Mulhern and Terry Eagleton, particularly their disabusing an inflated sense of politics. It poses Nancy Fraser's idea of redistribution and recognition as the best solution to this problem. This chapter examines the relation of culture and politics in contemporary cultural studies. It discusses the criticisms of cultural politics in the work of Francis Mulhern and Terry Eagleton, particularly their disabusing an inflated sense of politics. It poses Nancy Fraser's idea of redistribution and recognition as the best solution to this problem. This chapter examines the relation of culture and politics in contemporary cultural studies. It discusses the criticisms of cultural politics in the work of Francis Mulhern and Terry Eagleton, particularly their disabusing an inflated sense of politics. It poses Nancy Fraser's idea of redistribution and recognition as the best solution to this problem. This chapter examines the relation of culture and politics in contemporary cultural studies. It discusses the criticisms of cultural politics in the work of Francis Mulhern and Terry Eagleton, particularly their disabusing an inflated sense of politics. It poses Nancy Fraser's idea of redistribution and recognition as the best solution to this problem.

Keywords:   Cultural studies, Politics and culture, Terry Eagleton, Stuart Hall, Nancy Fraser, Marxist criticism

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