Culture and Society, 1780-1950

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Columbia University Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 362 pages
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Acknowledged as perhaps the masterpiece of materialist criticism in the English language, this omnibus ranges over British literary history from George Eliot to George Orwell to inquire about the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination.

  

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User Review  - Shane Avery - Goodreads

Super exciting scholarship, indispensable, really, as good as it gets... "Surely any one who professes to think that the question of art and cultivation must go before that of the knife and fork (and ... Read full review

Review: Culture and Society 1780-1950

User Review  - Caracalla - Goodreads

Raymond Williams has been a great discovery. This book traces the intellectual history of the term 'culture' just at the time when it develops its modern meaning at the dawn of the 19th century. At ... Read full review

Contents

VI
3
VII
20
VIII
30
IX
49
X
71
XI
87
XII
91
XIII
92
XXIII
172
XXIV
179
XXV
185
XXVI
190
XXVII
197
XXVIII
199
XXIX
216
XXX
227

XIV
97
XV
100
XVI
102
XVII
110
XVIII
130
XIX
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XX
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XXI
162
XXII
166
XXXI
244
XXXII
252
XXXIII
265
XXXIV
285
XXXV
295
XXXVI
339
XXXVII
355
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One of the century's most distinguished public intellectuals, Raymond Williams (1921-1988) helped to create and form the conceptual space of contemporary literary & cultural studies.

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