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As heralded everywhere from NPR to the pages of the New York Times Magazine, a new era is underway in our colleges and universities: after a lengthy tenure, the dominance of postmodern theory has come to an end. In this timely and topical book, the legendary Terry Eagleton ("one of [our] best-known public intellectuals."-Boston Globe) traces the rise and fall of these ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, candidly assessing the resultant gains and losses. What's needed now, After Theory argues, is a return to the big questions and grand narratives. Today's global politics demand we pay attention to a range of topics that have gone ignored by the academy and public alike, from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics. Fresh, provocative, and consistently engaging, Eagleton's latest salvo will challenge everyone looking to better grasp the state of the world.

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Employing a witty style and writing for students and general readers, Eagleton (cultural theory, Manchester U., UK) introduces his audience to the current state of cultural theory. In his choice of title, he doesn't mean to suggest that the importance of theory has passed, but to point out that the current orthodoxy of the field fails to address itself to questions "searching enough to meet the demands of our political situation." In offering his criticism of this orthodoxy and his thoughts on where cultural theory should go, he provides a portrait of the development of the field and addresses topics such as truth, virtue, and objectivity; morality; revolution and fundamentalisms; and evil as a horror of impurity.
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The next big statement from one of our foremost radical intellectuals, announcing the end of the postmodern era-and the start of the next big way to think about the world we face today.

Synopsis:

As heralded everywhere from NPR to the pages of the New York Times Magazine, a new era is underway in our colleges and universities: after a lengthy tenure, the dominance of postmodern theory has come to an end. In this timely and topical book, the legendary Terry Eagleton ("one of [our] best-known public intellectuals."-Boston Globe) traces the rise and fall of these ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, candidly assessing the resultant gains and losses. What's needed now, After Theory argues, is a return to the big questions and grand narratives. Today's global politics demand we pay attention to a range of topics that have gone ignored by the academy and public alike, from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics. Fresh, provocative, and consistently engaging, Eagleton's latest salvo will challenge everyone looking to better grasp the state of the world.

About the Author

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory at Manchester University. He is the author of Literary Theory, several plays, a trilogy on Irish culture, the screenplay for Derek Jarman's film Wittgenstein, and many other books. He is also a frequent contributor to Harper's, The Nation, and the New York Review of Books.

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clarko78, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by clarko78)
A wonderfully engaging snapshot of today's cultural theory. This is not just for literary nerds--but literary nerds will love it--but for anyone not content with the line of questions offered by the everyday. GET IT!
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ISBN:
9780465017744
Editor:
Hustad, Megan
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Eagleton, Terry
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20041131
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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The next big statement from one of our foremost radical intellectuals, announcing the end of the postmodern era-and the start of the next big way to think about the world we face today.
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As heralded everywhere from NPR to the pages of the New York Times Magazine, a new era is underway in our colleges and universities: after a lengthy tenure, the dominance of postmodern theory has come to an end. In this timely and topical book, the legendary Terry Eagleton ("one of [our] best-known public intellectuals."-Boston Globe) traces the rise and fall of these ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, candidly assessing the resultant gains and losses. What's needed now, After Theory argues, is a return to the big questions and grand narratives. Today's global politics demand we pay attention to a range of topics that have gone ignored by the academy and public alike, from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics. Fresh, provocative, and consistently engaging, Eagleton's latest salvo will challenge everyone looking to better grasp the state of the world.
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