Radical Parody: American Culture and Critical Agency After Foucault (Hardback)
  • Radical Parody: American Culture and Critical Agency After Foucault (Hardback)
zoom

Radical Parody: American Culture and Critical Agency After Foucault (Hardback)

(author)
£81.00
Hardback 311 Pages / Published: 12/09/1985
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
A persistent criticism of theory in general and of Foucault in particular is that no positive social or ethical consequences result from the practice of theory. Critics from all points on the political spectrum seem to agree on this point. Daniel O'Hara here demonstrates the social uses of interpretation by analyzing the later writings of Foucault and the careers of critics in relation to Foucault's work, including Derrida, Kristeva, Said, Rorty, Harold Bloom, and others. O'Hara's position is that "doing theory", specifically after Foucault, does have social and ethical consequences, and "radical parody" demonstrates why this is so. It also incorporates into this social context the later work of Kristeva on identification and identity formation. O'Hara shows that "culture is a collective archive of canonical and non-canonical practices of self, a treasure hoard of masks or personnae". For O'Hara, radical parody thus "defines the postmodern experience of the sublime play of discourses in the formation of critical identity". Throughout, O'Hara is interested in what it means to be an "oppositional intellectual", and in what interpretation is and can mean in a culture dominated by a "widespread commodification of intellectual life". The book concludes with a critical profile of Frank Lentricchia, a critic whose career as an oppositional American intellectual O'Hara finds exemplary.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231076920
Number of pages: 311
Weight: 638 g
Dimensions: 235 x 190 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

Metaphors We Live by
Added to basket
The Sacred Wood
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How To Be Gay
Added to basket
£15.95
Paperback
The Event of Literature
Added to basket
Chroma
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Difference and Repetition
Added to basket
The Postmodern Condition
Added to basket
Classical Literary Criticism
Added to basket
How Fiction Works
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Touched With Fire
Added to basket
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Added to basket
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Seven Basic Plots
Added to basket
Poetics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.