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Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers
by Andrew Edgar
Featuring over 80 essays, Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers is a seminal guide to the literary critics, sociologists, historians, artists, philosophers and writers who have shaped culture and society, and the way in which we view them.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 14th 2001 by Routledge
(first published December 6th 2001)
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An index of this lexicon of key concepts in cultural theory should have been split into three parts: Habermas, Lyotard and all the rest. It is almost uncanny how Habermas and Lyotard creep up into almost every single term. Besides the somewhat unexplained overrepresentation of these two thinkers, the choice of terms could be described as delightfully idiosyncratic, but so it is in every lexicon. I appreciated greatly the introduction of terms taken from the world of art, usually missing from suc ...more