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Author Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-

Title Cultural criticism : a primer of key concepts / Arthur Asa Berger
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1995]


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Description xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Foundations of popular culture ; vol. 4
Foundations of popular culture ; vol. 4
Contents Connotation. Denotation. Metaphor. Metonymy. Synchronic Analysis and Diachronic Analysis. Intertextuality. Auteur Theory. Syntagmatic Analysis. Paradigmatic Analysis. Structuralism -- 5. Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Criticism. The Unconscious. The Id. The Ego. The Superego. The Oedipus Complex. Condensation. Displacement. Narcissism. Sublimation. Overdetermination. Myth. Archetype. Heroes. Shadow. Anima/Animus -- 6. Sociological Theory and Cultural Criticism. Culture. Multiculturalism. DWEMs. Political Correctness. Anomie. Functionalism. Sacred/Profane. Mass Media Theory. Mass Society. Media/Medium. Audience. Stereotyping. Popular Culture. Everyday Life
1. An Introduction to Cultural Criticism. The Mission Impossible Dream. Cultural Criticism and Cultural Studies. On Technical Language. Making Complex Ideas Accessible. Thinkers Evolve and Change Their Ideas Over Time. A Useful Analogy -- 2. Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism. Mimesis and Other Theories of Literature. Texts. Genres and Texts. Interpretation of Texts. Hermeneutics. Reception Theory. Deconstruction. Postmodernism. Feminist Criticism. Phallocentric Theory. Formalism. Defamiliarization. Dialogical Theory. Montage and Meaning -- 3. Marxism and Cultural Criticism. Base/Superstructure. The Frankfurt School of Criticism. The Bourgeoisie. Class. Alienation. Commodity Fetishism. Consumer Culture. Interpellation. Ideology. Cultural Imperialism. Hegemony. Reproduction. Political Cultures -- 4. Semiotics and Cultural Criticism. Signs in Semiotics and Semiology. How Signs Function. Symbols in Saussure's System. Icon, Index, Symbol: Peirce's System. Images. Codes
Analysis Popular culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-178) and index
Subject Communism and culture.
Psychoanalysis and culture.
Semiotics -- Social aspects.
Sociology -- Methodology.
LC no. 94035085
ISBN 0803957335