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Simon Wortham

certainly certain sorts of politics within the university. My earlier comments on cultural materialism (developed more fully in the next chapter) suggest as much. Such calamitous disorientations often occur when difficulties and dilemmas of the kind we have been discussing lead people to, as Heidegger puts it, ‘disavow thought instead of making it more thoughtful’ (p. 656). Not

in Rethinking the university
Two Cultures and a hat
Caroline Bassett

. 2002 . Re-imagining Cultural Studies: The Promise of Cultural Materialism . London : Sage . Mulhern , Francis . 1979 . The Moment of Scrutiny . London : New Left Books . Mulhern , Francis . 2013 . ‘ English Reading ’, in Homi Bhabha (ed.) Nation and Narration. London : Taylor and Francis , 250

in Anti-computing
Vincent Quinn

critical formations that combine social or political critique with deconstruction’s detailed and sophisticated grasp of textuality. Despite their different centres of gravity, cultural studies, new historicism, cultural materialism, feminism, black studies, post-colonial theory, and queer criticism all share a preoccupation with what is read and how it is read. The result is a critical terrain that uses close reading but that no longer naturalises it or takes it as an unchanging universal. Unsurprisingly, the version of close reading taught in British

in Reading
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Hidden in plain sight
Andrew Hadfield

: Princeton University Press, 2003), pp. 1–38; Cressida Heyes, ‘Identity Politics’, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( ) (accessed 29 September 2020); Jonathan Dollimore, ‘Sexual Dissidence, Cultural Materialism and Identity Politics Now’, TP 33 (2019), 705–13. 59 Justin Gest, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality (Oxford: Oxford

in Literature and class
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Andrew Bowie

with the idea that art itself is now something whose very existence has been put in doubt by various manifestations of the avantgarde from Duchamp onwards, and by the anti-essentialist, radically historicised temper of much recent thinking. The fact is, though, that questioning of art as, say, a form of ideology is present more in aspects of Cultural Materialism and New Historicism than in many philosophically oriented approaches to the end of metaphysics. It is therefore not surprising that, despite his desire to circumvent metaphysics, Rorty has, in Romantic

in Aesthetics and subjectivity
Emily and Arcite in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Helen Barr

, The Swan at the Well; Susan Green, ‘A mad woman? We are made boys! The Jailer’s Daughter in Two Noble Kinsmen’, in Charles H. Frey (ed.), Shakespeare, Fletcher and the Two Noble Kinsmen (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1989), pp.  121–32; Alan Sinfield, ‘Cultural Materialism and Intertextuality: The Limits of Queer Reading in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Two Noble Kinsmen’, Shakespeare Survey 56 (2003), 67–78; Hugh Richmond, ‘Performance as Criticism: Two Noble Kinsmen’, in Frey, Shakespeare, Fletcher, pp. 163–85; Helen Cooper, ‘Jacobean Chaucer: Two Noble

in Transporting Chaucer
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Shakespeare’s brute part
Richard Wilson

in Renaissance England (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), p. 56. 38 Alan Sinfield, Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), p. 125. 39 ‘Alien intruders’: Dodd, op. cit

in Free Will
Shakespearean swoons and unreadable body-texts
Naomi Booth

. 2 Alan Sinfield, Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), p. 30. 3 Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood, ‘Introduction: Ethical Staring – Disabling the English Renaissance’, in Recovering Disability in Early Modern England , eds Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood (Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University

in Swoon
Michael G. Cronin

Stonewall: ideology, conflict, and aesthetics (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 12–40. 15 Alan Sinfield, Faultlines: cultural materialism and the politics of dissident reading (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), pp. 38–47. 16 Key works addressing the emergence of Irish gay and lesbian fiction in the

in Revolutionary bodies
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The cosmological frame in anthropology
Allen Abramson
Martin Holbraad

theoretical currents in twentieth-century anthropology with reference to the particular ways in which they referred indigenous beliefs with their cosmological foundations to some other, ostensibly more real level of explanation. Basic human needs (functionalism), moral and socio-­ political order and reproduction (structural-functionalism), ecological 7 Introduction adaptation (cultural materialism), individual agency (methodological individualism), the expression of underlying social values (interpretativism, symbolism), situated social relations (practice theory) or of

in Framing cosmologies