9780333775387

Ideology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780333775387

  • ISBN10:

    0333775384

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-29
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This concise introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory.James M. Decker analyses the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its current incarnations, providing readers with both an essential overview of key terms and issues and a thoughtful assessment of some of the important critical thinkers associated with the notion, including Marx, Gramsci and Althusser.Close readings of key texts, ranging from Toni Morrison's Sula to William Faulkner's "Barn Burning", demonstrate the impact of ideology on critical practice and literary reputation.

Author Biography

James M. Decker is Associate Professor of English, The Franciscan University.

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
Part I Theory and Terminology
1 Introduction to 'Ideology'
3(12)
2 Ideology and the Paradox of Subjectivity
15(29)
Descartes - Bacon - Locke - de Tracy - Hegel - Feuerbach - Marx and Engels - Nietzsche - Freud - Ziek
3 Ideology and Institutional Authority
44(29)
Larrain - Hobbes - Rousseau - Marx - Gramsci - Lukács - Saussure - Voloshinov - Frankfurt School - Kuhn - Feyeraband - Gould - Foucault - Althusser - Machery - Eagleton - Jameson - poststructuralism - postmodernism - Derrida - Williams - McLuhan - cultural studies - feminism - dominant ideology thesis - Abercrombie et al.
4 Political Ideology
73(42)
feudalism - liberalism - conservatism - socialism - communism - nationalism - globalism - fascism - anarchism - fundamentalism - environmentalism - feminism
Part II 'Reading' Ideology
5 Toni Morrison's Sula and Subjective Ideology
115(15)
6 William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning' and Institutional Ideology
130(16)
7 George Orwell's 1984 and Political Ideology
146(15)
Part III Conclusion
8 The 'Post-Ideological' Era?
161(8)
Notes 169(6)
Annotated Bibliography 175(7)
Bibliography 182(9)
Index 191

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