The Philistine Controversy Dave Beech

ISBN: 9781859848425

Published: June 17th 2002

Hardcover

320 pages


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The Philistine Controversy  by  Dave Beech

The Philistine Controversy by Dave Beech
June 17th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781859848425 | 5.51 Mb

In this fascinating study, Dave Beech and John Roberts develop what theycall a ‘counter-intuitive’ notion of the philistine, claiming that what thephilistine tells us about cultural division and exclusion is more persuasivethan the theories of theMoreIn this fascinating study, Dave Beech and John Roberts develop what theycall a ‘counter-intuitive’ notion of the philistine, claiming that what thephilistine tells us about cultural division and exclusion is more persuasivethan the theories of the popular and the ‘otherly-cultured’ in cultural studiesand postmodernism. The ‘counter-intuitive’ philistine, they contest, returnsthe cultural debate to the problems of the persistence of power, privilege andsymbolic violence.

Asserting that the relations between power and art have beenuntheorized in recent studies, Beech and Roberts find their critical resourcesin the least likely place: not in the ‘best of things’, but in that which has’no proper place’.The book also includes several in-depth responses to the Beech and Robertsthesis by leading scholars in the field of cultural theory, together with theauthors’ replies to their critics.



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