By Francis Mulhern
Culture/Metaculture is a stimulating creation to the meanings of 'culture' in modern Western society. This crucial survey examines:
* tradition as an antidote to 'mass' modernity, within the paintings of Thomas Mann, Julien Benda, José Ortega y Gasset, Karl Mannheim and F. R. Leavis
* altering perspectives of the time period within the paintings of Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, T. S. Eliot and Richard Hoggart
* post-war theories of 'popular' tradition and the increase of Cultural experiences, paying specific recognition to the major figures of Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall
* theories of 'metaculture', or the ways that tradition, even though outlined, speaks of itself.
Francis Mulhern's interdisciplinary procedure permits him to attract out the attention-grabbing hyperlinks among key political matters and the altering definitions of tradition. the result's an unrivalled creation to an idea on the middle of latest serious thought.
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