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The Idea of Culture

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Terry Eagleton's book, in this vital new series from Blackwell, focuses on discriminating different meanings of culture, as a way of introducing to the general reader the contemporary debates around it.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 18th 2000 by Blackwell Publishers (first published January 1st 1386)
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Malcolm
Dec 20, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it
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Eagleton is not the first to note that ‘culture’ is one of the most complex words in the English language (indeed for many of us of a certain age that observation stems from Raymond Williams – whose influence on Eagleton is implicit and explicit throughout this book, including where Eagleton notes Williams’s case that perhaps only ‘nature’ is a more complex word than ‘culture’). There is little doubt that ‘culture’ has become more complex since Williams first made his case in 1976, in part becau ...more
Ayman  Agour
Apr 30, 2014 Ayman Agour marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
"إنجيل هذا العصر"، "إنجيل الثقافة" ... كان ذلك وصف شوقى جلال مترجم كتاب "فكرة الثقافة"، الكتاب يتناول تاريخ الثقافة على مدى ثلاثة قرون حتى مطلع القرن الواحد والعشرين، كما يقدم شرحاً وتحليلاً فكرياً عميقاً للنظريات الثقافة التى ارتبطت بالتيارات السياسية والاجتماعية فى عصرها.

الجدير بالذكر أن تيرى إيجلتون آثر إهداء كتابه إلى المفكر العربى الذى يتميز بدراساته الثقافية، ألا وهو إدوارد سعيد.
Carla D.
May 16, 2012 Carla D. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Nem sequer vou tentar acabar de ler isto que já estou com um pó, do tamanho deste universo e outro, à cadeira para a qual tenho de ler isto!
Hatim Bentahar
one of the greatest books abt how culture can bring up closeness to people , yet bring conflict .
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Terry in his book "The idea of culture" (2000), presents several meaning of cultural. He explains the culture as sense of identity, loyalty and ethics. He distinguishes the different meaning and history of culture during several centuries. In addition, he tries by different ways to introduce to general reader the modernity argues around culture. In one chapter he talks about the complex relation between culture and nature; also explains the possibilities for creating common culture. In addition, ...more
Tasniem Sami
Sep 03, 2014 Tasniem Sami rated it really liked it
يبدو ان مفاهيم مثل المواطن العالمي والعولمة والثقافة المشتركة والهوية والقومية الثورية فرضت نفسها على جدول اعمال الكوب في الثلاثة عقود الاخيرة
يتعرض الكاتب في الكتاب لقضايا ويوضح ان معظمها لم يحسم بعد مثل ازدواجية الثقافة وعدم تماهيها مع نفسها وعلاقتها للطبيعة ويناقش المذاهب التي تناولت الثقافة منذ نشأة التيارات اليسارية والانسانية والتأسيسية الراديكالية وحتى نشؤ نظرية مابعد المودرنزم ويعرض ما إذا كانت الثقافة قد تقد ترايقا للسياسة وينتقد بعض المثقفين الراديكالين والذين توجهوا الى الثقافة العليا
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Anood Lashkary
Nov 24, 2013 Anood Lashkary rated it really liked it
Terry in his book "The idea of culture" (2000), presents several meaning of cultural. He explains the culture as sense of identity , loyalty and ethics. He distinguish the different meaning and history of culture during several centuries. In addition, he tries by different ways to introduce to general reader the modernity argues around culture. In one chapter he talks about the complex relation between culture and nature; also explains the possibilities for creating common culture. In addition , ...more
Brahim Elboukhari
Sep 09, 2016 Brahim Elboukhari rated it really liked it
A small book about culture but a difficult want that needs to be read many times before one understands it
Maja Vejic
Jun 21, 2015 Maja Vejic rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Honestly, I'm confused. There's some brilliant stuff in there, but then chapter 4 happens, and it's all downhill from there. All of a sudden, the book gets shallow and prejudiced, and Mr Eagleton starts sounding like a frustrated old man, full of anger. First part of the book - great, second part - sad.
A bit of a disappointment.


Također, hrvatski prijevod je kriminalno loš, gramatičkih grešaka tona, naročito onih na osnovnoškolskoj razini (č/ć, ije/je), toplo preporučam izdavačkoj kući Jesenski i
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metralindol
Nov 24, 2013 metralindol rated it really liked it
книга для читання і перечитування. місце для коротких дайвінг-сесій у пошуках перлини з дна прибережних коралових хащів і маршрут довших веслувань меандрами гірської річки, коли захват від авторового стилю, як політ крізь шумовиння стримини, майже не лишає часу на педантичне обдумування й неквапливе відкладання прочитаного на охайні полички з соліннями й цукріннями
Joseph
Jan 08, 2009 Joseph rated it it was amazing
"Though culture, as we shall see, is still not politically sovereign, it is intensely relevant to a world in which the joint wealth of the three richest individuals is equal to the combined wealth of the 600 million poorest. It is just that the culture wars which matter concern such questions as ethnic cleansing, not the relative merits of Racine and soap operas."
Marumero
Feb 01, 2013 Marumero rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Um, stavila sam "rating" iako i dalje nemam u sebi tu mogućnost percipiranja sviđa li mi se nešto ili ne ako je to nešto ujedno i ispitna literatura. (potpuno nepotrebno objašnjenje, ali eto, što sad.)
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Apr 18, 2007 Scott is currently reading it
Recommends it for: cultural theorists
Accessible, illuminating, good read.
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Widely regarded as Britain's most influential living literary critic & theorist, Dr Eagleton currently serves as Distinguished Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Lancaster & as Visiting Prof. at the Nat'l Univ. of Ireland, Galway. He was Thomas Warton Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Oxford ('92-01) & John Edward Taylor Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Ma ...more
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