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Thomas Osborne

cultural theory is a discipline. Or not exactly. The thinkers considered most prominently in this book amount to two philosophers (Adorno and Foucault) and a sociologist (Bourdieu). Perhaps that is how they should remain to be seen in actual disciplinary terms. By describing them as (modern) cultural theorists, the contention is not that they consciously adhered to an academic or disciplinary enterprise called (modern) cultural theory. It is to claim that they can be understood, according to a common thread, an agenda, or ‘genre of inquiry’. Cultural theory, as

in The structure of modern cultural theory
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Thomas Osborne

interlocutors. Perhaps the best way to think of it is, as mentioned in the introduction, as a genre of discourse. The point about a genre is not that all those who inhabit it recognise that they are part of it, but that there are certain rules or principles that make it up as a genre, that give it its structure . Perhaps the use of the plural is a little disingenuous here for really there has only been one principle alluded to in this context, and that is – as already reiterated at some length – the ultimately ethical principle of autonomy itself, however it is conceived

in The structure of modern cultural theory
Philip Nanton

directly that in the chapters above I have become a sort of boundary troubler myself. For example, in Chapters 5 and 6 I specifically offer a frontier analysis that brings together different genres of writing, namely historical travel writing, politics, the novel, monologue, poetry and autobiography. This approach incorporates both the ‘real’ and ‘invented’ worlds of one island’s political imaginary

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Sal Renshaw

9780719069604_4_003.qxd 09/01/2009 09:56 AM Page 98 The subject of love her exploration of different genres.86 The apparently radical changes of form that her work has undergone over the course of the almost forty years in which she has produced a significant publication at least once per year perhaps encourages such an organising strategy. Yet the imposition of a concomitant temporal and taxonomic order can function to veil the ongoing thematic continuities of Cixous’ work. Cixous has always been an experimental writer who has self-consciously engaged with questions of

in The subject of love
Philip Nanton

Gonsalves, who took power in 2001 and is in his fourth term as I write. This range of literary genres – journal, memoir, novel-as-thriller and novel-as-fictionalised-memoir – gives rise to intriguing inter-textual considerations. Despite disparities in period, narrative perspective, implied readership and authorial position, thematic similarities and common literary devices are strongly

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Catherine Baker

of a global consumer culture that commercialises racialised gazes and desires into exotica (Gilroy 2000 ) and of the complex global imagination of ‘America’: indeed, African-American music and musicians were important for US cultural diplomacy during the Cold War (Von Eschen 2006 ), towards Non-Aligned Yugoslavia (Vučetić 2012 ) as well as the USSR. Sounds, songs, stars and genres deeply embedded in US racial politics, from jazz to Michael Jackson through Motown, were also cultural artefacts that entered Yugoslavia as symbols of Americanness, coolness and

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Paul K. Jones

the pure nonsense which, as buffoonery and clowning, was a legitimate part of popular art up to Chaplin and the Marx brothers , emerges most strikingly in the less sophisticated genres. 62 Much is revealed in this passage. Here culture-industrial production is found to include, in effect, the ‘pernicious’ use of elements of a legitimate popular art tradition which, remarkably, survives well into

in Critical theory and demagogic populism
Case studies from the Victorian period
Steven Earnshaw

rushing down to the bottom of the picture from the centre, and in the lamps that take up a fair proportion of the top half of the painting. The vertiginous perspective widens the gap between those on the left and those on the right considerably. The overall impression is of a late-​night drinking establishment occupied by a few stray souls, suffused in yellow, with an unplayed game in the middle and a man with nothing better to do than stare back at somebody staring at him. The emotional tenor is perhaps best described as melancholic. It could easily be a genre painting

in The Existential drinker
Patchen Markell

then moves from the resulting examination of contemporary mass incarceration in California to a philosophical and political study of slavery, imprisonment and ‘social death’. 20 (Heiner’s essay was published in a volume that includes essays by prisoners as well as by non-imprisoned academics and which makes no genre distinction between them: the prisoners do not just appear as objects of concern or as voices of unmediated experience for philosophers to interpret, but as thinkers in their own right.) It’s not that Heiner does not participate in the register of

in Toleration, power and the right to justification
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

in historical anthropology. 8 Studies in this genre have explored the contradictory location and contending agendas of distinct colonizing peoples and diverse colonized groups in the creation of colonial cultures of rule. This has involved discussions of the representations and practices and the boundaries and contradictions of imperial agents, settler communities, and evangelizing missionaries in

in Subjects of modernity