9780761974734

Megawords : 200 Terms You Really Need to Know

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    9780761974734

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    0761974733

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-28
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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Summary

"Richard Osborne has done something very special here. He takes us on an exciting journey into the knowledge required to exist, survive, thrive, in the new millennium, in an interconnected global space that includes cyberpunk and cyborg, chaos theory and conspiracy theories, the postcolonial and the diaspora, hybridity and whiteness, the postmodern and the post-feminist, the digital and the Net, as much as older yet still influential terms like Enlightenment, empiricism, positivism, aesthetics, agency, nationhood and citizenship. Osborne writes with wit, wisdom, and insight, always wary of any approach becoming an orthodoxy. He shows how particular concepts arise at particular times with particular authors and intellectual personalities. The entries proceed by illuminating examples, engaging anecdotes, subtle cross-referencing, wide historical contexts." - John Docker, author of Postmodernism and Popular Culture: A Cultural History Written by the author of the international bestseller Philosophy for Beginners, Megawords provides definitions for the key terms every student in the humanities and social sciences needs to know.

Table of Contents

Aberrant decoding
Abject//abjection
Activism
Aesthetics
Agency
Agenda Setting
Alienation
Alterity
Androcentric
Anima//animus
Anomie
Aporia
Appropriation
Arbitrary
Archaeology
Archetype
Articulation
Audience
Aura
Authenticity//authentic
Author//authorship
Authority
Base//Superstructure
Behaviourism
Bias
Binary oppositions
Bisexuality
Black//Black politics
Body
Bourgeois
Brand
Bricoleur//Bricolage
Bureaucracy
Camp
Canon
Capitalism
Carnival
Castration complex
Celebrity//Celebrity culture
Chaos theory
Chora
Citizenship
City
Civil society
Civilisation
Class
Code
Collective unconscious
Colonial subject
Colonialism
Communication
Conflict theory
Connotation//Denotation
Conspiracy theory
Consumption
Copernican revolution
Counterculture
Critical theory
Cult
Cultural capital
Cultural populism
Cultural reproduction
Cultural studies
Culturalism
Culture
Cyberpunk
Cyberspace
Cyborg
Deconstruction
Desire
Determinism
Diaspora
Difference
Discourse
Division of labour
Dominant//Residual//Emergent
Doxa
Ecology
Economic rationalism
Ecriture feminine
Empiricism
Encoding//Decoding
End of philosophy
Enlightenment
Enconce//enonciation
Episteme
Epistemology
Essentialism
Ethics
Ethnicity
Ethnography
Existentialism
Fake TV
Feedback
Feminism
Flâneur
Flow
Fordism
Formalism
Frankfurt School
Functionalism//structural functionalism
Gaze
Geek
Gender
Genealogy
Genotext//Phenotext
Globalisation
Governmentality
Grand narrative
Habitus
Hegemony
Hermeneutics
Hot and cold media
Humanism
Hybridity
Hyperreality
Icon//iconic
Identity
Identity politics
Ideology
Image
Imperialism
Indigeneity
Information age//Information revolution
Intellectuals
Interdisciplinarity
Interpellation
Inter-textuality
Interpretive communities
Irony
Jouissance
Knowledge
Liberli//ism
Logocentrism
Marginality//marginalisation
Mass media
Materialism
Mediascape
Message
Metanarrative
Metaphor//metonymy
Methodology
Modernism
Moral panic
Multiculturalism
Myth
Nationhood
Nature
Neo-liberalism
Network society
New age
New historicism
New man
New times
News values
Nomadic theory
Norm
Ontology
Orientalism
Other
Paradigm
Parapraxis
Pastiche
Patriarchy
Phallocentrism
Phenomenology
Pleasure
Pluralism
Political correctnesss
Political economy of the media
Polysemic
Popular culture
Positivism
Post-colonialism
Post-feminism
Postmodernism//postmodernity
Poststructuralism
Power
Psychoanalysis
Public//public sphere
Queer//queer theory
Race
Radical//ism
Reader-response theory
Realism
Received ideas
Reductionism
Relativism
Reflexivity
Representation
Risk//risk society
Self
Semiotics//Semiology
Sign//signifier
Socialism
Society
Sociobiology
Space
State
Structuralism
Subaltern
Subcultures
Subject//subjectivity
Sustainability
Symbol
Technological determinism
Terrorism
Thatcherism
Travelling Theory
Unconscious
Utilitarianism
Utopia//Utopian
Virtual reality
Whiteness
Writerly//Readerly

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