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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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By (author) Ian Buchanan

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 40mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199532915
  • ISBN 13: 9780199532919
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 24,925

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Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. It covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, internet studies, and sociopolitical critical theory. Entries clearly explain even the most complex of theoretical discourses, such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, e.g. Deleuze. Entries are fully cross-referenced and contain further reading where appropriate. To provide extra information this edition features an appendix of recommended web links, which are accessible via the Dictionary of Critical Theory companion website, where they are also checked regularly and kept up to date. Covering all aspects of the subject from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students of literary and cultural studies and is useful for anyone studying a humanity subject requiring a knowledge of theory.

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Author information

Professor Ian Buchanan is Chair of Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. He is the author of A Reader's Guide to Deleuze and Guattari (2007), Fredric Jameson: Live Theory (2006), Deleuzism: A Metacommentary (2000), and Michel de Certeau (2000). He has also edited a dozen books and special issues of journals, as well as founding the journal of Deleuze Studies.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; CRITICAL THEORY A-Z ; WEB RESOURCES