Cultural Criticism

Cultural Criticism : Essays Philosophical and Political

5 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$11.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Cultural critics have been around literally since the birth of time - the beginning of history. Starting with the first cultivated fields, the first domesticated animals, the first city walls, the first written words, the first standing armies, and the first enslavement of men by other men, there have been critics to speak out and bring into sharper relief the social stresses and psychic fractures that the institutions of civilized life invariably entail. An indefatigable voice throughout the brief history of civilization, the critic holds up a mirror to fellow citizens so they can better view their current predicament. Born, as we all are, into certain social arrangements and cultural institutions that we did not create, the critic wants to expose the hidden rules of the game, the scaffolding supporting the facade, betraying what is beneath our taken-for-granted assumptions about the world in which we live. The critic's perspective provides an alternative view of the reality we all share.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 213.19g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0557516617
  • 9780557516612

Rating details

1 ratings
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X