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The Contradictions of Culture By Elizabeth Wilson

The Contradictions of Culture by Elizabeth Wilson

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Summary

Elizabeth Wilson explores the contradictory nature of cultural relations through an examination of fashion, feminism, consumer culture, representation and postmodernism. Debates within feminism on the nature and effects of pornography are used to illustrate a particular kind of cultural contradiction.

The Contradictions of Culture Summary

The Contradictions of Culture: Cities, Culture, Women by Elizabeth Wilson

In this book, one of the most accomplished and thoughtful cultural commentators of the day, considers the contradictory nature of cultural relations. Elizabeth Wilson explores these themes through an examination of fashion, feminism, consumer culture, representation and postmodernism. Debates within feminism on the nature and effects of pornography are used to illustrate a particular kind of cultural contradiction. Wilson recognizes that postmodernism permitted the reappropriation of subjects that were not previously considered worthy of attention, or opposed to the idea of emancipation, chief among these was fashion. She shows that the association of an interest in this culturally significant subject with a revisionist project raises doubts about the coherence of postmodernism itself.

The Contradictions of Culture Reviews

"Elizabeth Wilson is one of the most incisive and critical commentators on the contemporary scene. This excellent book brings together several of her most fascinating essays and frames them within a compelling overview of cultural politics."

-- Jim McGuigan

About Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson is a leading commentator on culture, the city and feminism in the UK. She is currently Professor of Social Science at the University of North London.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Introduction Incoherent Feminism The 1990s The Unbearable Lightness of Diana Feminist Fundamentalism These New Components of the Spectacle Fashion and Postmodernism PART TWO The Sphinx in the City Reconsidered The Invisible Fl[ci]aneur Afterward The Invisible Fl[ci]aneur Looking Backward Urban Nostalgia Writing the Romance of the Suburbs A Review of Literature Living Dolls Bricolage City Myths of Brighton Dogs in Space Notes on the Erotic City Against Utopia The Romance of Indeterminate Spaces

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GOR004625039
9780761969754
0761969756
The Contradictions of Culture: Cities, Culture, Women by Elizabeth Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2000-12-14
192
N/A
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