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Roll Over Beethoven: The Return of Cultural Strife

Aronowitz, Stanley

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ISBN 10: 0819562629 / ISBN 13: 9780819562623
Verlag: Wesleyan University Press, Hanover, 1993
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Paperback; slight scuff on front cover; worn lower edges, and slightly bent leading corners. Page block is a little discoloured, and faintly marked on foot. Text is clear throughout, and pages are clean and sound. TS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 428341

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The question of culture has become central for a new generation of scholars raised in a world of television and mass production. At the same time debates about culture have become a point of reference for criticism of current trends in academia and society, variously defended or derided on the grounds of "multiculturalism," "canonicity," and political correctness." In his re-examination off these debates, Stanley Aronowitz traces the history of the cultural issue - in both its British and American manifestations - and relates it to the contemporary rethinking of the nature of knowledge and culture. Roll Over Beethoven analyzes topics as diverse as the history of American radicalism, the sociology if science, the impact of the Library of Congress on the organization of knowledge, and the institutionalization of film studies. Aronowitz's account of recent controversies over "political correctness" reveals that the current culture wars reflect profound differences among scholars over the proper role of the university and the character of legitimate intellectual knowledge. Within this broad reappraisal of the cultural question, which is embedded in the intellectual history of the 20th century, Aronowitz offers an "interpretive genealogy" of cultural studies that describes both the evolution of the field and the political and social contexts in which it developed. He argues that cultural studies exhibit a tendency toward transgression that is rarely explicit but always present and, at its best, not merely interdisciplinary but anti-disciplinary. "Aronowitz has become one of the most interesting intellectuals on the contemporary scene. His latest work traces the emergence of 'Cultural Studies' and emphasizes its invigorating impact on the humanities and social sciences. Written in an entertaining and informative style, it could become the book that helps introduce large numbers of readers to the exciting new field of cultural interpretation"-Library Journal.

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Titel: Roll Over Beethoven: The Return of Cultural ...

Verlag: Wesleyan University Press, Hanover

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Paperback

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