Everyday Theory A Contemporary Reader

ISBN-10: 032119540X
ISBN-13: 9780321195401
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $129.20
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Everyday Theory introduces students to theory and how it applies to everyday life. By making students aware of their role as theorists in their own right, the authors reduce students' anxiety level.Everday Theory lends itself to all sorts of approaches, for it provides a thematic table of contents as well as an alternative table of contents that would allow teachers to teach theory in very innovative ways as well as very traditional (by schools of thought, methodology, and chronology, for example). Those interested in an introduction to critical theory.

This tentative table of contents is for early review purposes; the final version may or may not include all of the selections listed here
Each part concludes with "Questions to Consider."
Preface?
Introduction
Why Everyday Theory?
What Is The Everyday?
What Is Theory?
How Do The Two Intersect?
Illustrating The Intersection
How Do We Read Theory?
How Do We Understand Theory's Purpose?
Watching A Theorist At Work?
Reading Selections
Reading And Writing?
An Introduction
"Why Write?"?
"Phenomenology of Reading."?
"An Almost Obsessive Relation to Writing Instruments."?
"Literary Competence."?
"The Condition of Virtuality."
Education And Institutions?
An Introduction
"Blurred Genres."?
"The Principal of Reason."?
"Introduction" to Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste?
"Humanities for the Future: Reflections on the Western Culture Debate at Stanford."?
"The Inspirational Value of Great Works of Literature."
Money And Power?
An Introduction
"Panopticism."?
"An Anatomy of the Classes."?
"Postmodernism and Consumer Society."?
"Canonical and Noncanonical: The Current Debate."?
"Imagination and Reality."
Culture And Ethnicity?
An Introduction
"On National Culture."?
"Introduction: The Pure Products Go Crazy."?
"Cultural Identity and Diaspora."?
"Chicana Artists: Exploring Nepantla, el Lugar de la Frontera."?
"Border Lives: The Art of the Present."
Politics And Rhetoric?
An Introduction
"Melodramas of Beset Manhood."?
"Against Theory."?
"The Politics of Knowledge."?
"Rhetoric."?
"Feminism, Citizenship, and Radical Democratic Politics."
Art And Entertainment
An Introduction
"Against Interpretation."
"Fears, Fantasies, and the Male Unconscious or 'You Don't Know What is Happening, Do You, My Jones'?"
"Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature."
"Pop Art and Past Futures."
"The Matrix: Or, The Two Sides of Perversion."
Desire And Sexuality?
An Introduction
"The Critical Difference: BartheS/BalZac."
From the "Introduction" to Between Men?
"The Language of Sade and Masoch."
"Love: Providence or Despair."
"I Love To You."
Identity And Spirituality?
An Introduction
"The Mirror Stage."
"One Is Not Born a Woman."
"The Female Body and Religious Practice in the Later Middle Ages."
"Dim Body, Dazzling Body."
"Civil Religion in America."
Technology And Progress?
An Introduction
"Literature as Equipment for Living."
"The Historical Structure of Scientific Discovery."
"Learning to Curse."
"A Cyborg Manifesto."
"From the Frying Pan into the Fire."
Alternate
Table of Contents
Foundational Texts?
Plato, The Republic, Book X?
Wordsworth, Preface to Lyrical Ballads?
"On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense."
Freud, from The Interpretation of Dreams
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