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Culture (Key Concepts) free pdf Culture, Raymond Williams once wrote, is one of the most difficult words in language. Since then the concept has become part of our everyday vocabulary: it is used in a variety of different contexts: to describe the behaviour of corporations or criminals: to provide personal and national identity: it even gives its name to a Department of State. In this engaging new textbook, Fred Inglis charts the history of the concept from its origins in the German Enlightenment to contemporary attempts to come to terms with the cultural impact of globalization. Drawing on the work of leading philosophers and theorists, the author adopts a broadly chronological approach to explore the changing definitions and contestations of culture over time. He concludes by highlighting the potential shortcomings of postmodernism, and argues for the continuing need to apply ancient values of truthfulness, goodness and beauty to all discussions of culture. This lively introduction will be of interest to undergraduate students and scholars in sociology, politics, anthropology, cultural and media studies.

About Fred Inglis

Fred Inglis is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Sheffield and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Connecticut, 2002--2003.

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Author : Fred Inglis
Publisher : Polity Press
Data Published : 16 June 2004
ISBN : 0745623808
EAN : 9780745623801
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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