Titel: Roland Barthes, 1994
Uitgever: Hemel Hempstead
ISBN-10: ISBN-10: 0-7450-0722-8
ISBN-13: ISBN-13: 978-0-7450-0722-9
Reflecting the broad spectrum of modern European and American theory, this introductory series focuses on those cultural theorists who have had the most significant impact in the twentieth century. The series aims to show how modern thinkers differ in their approaches to interpreting culture, texts, society, language, history, gender and social life.
Designed to be accessible to students, each volume discusses the thought and work of often difficult theorists in a clear and informative way, balancing exposition and critique.
This book is a lucid, thorough introduction to the work of one of the most influential contemporary thinkers in literary criticism and theory, communications and media studies.
Rick Rylance provides a vivid, jargon-free and accessible account of Barthes's career from his postwar existentialism, his structuralism in the 1950s and poststructuralism in the late 1960s and 1970s, to his last, personal work on love and photography. Each chapter clearly explains the main lines of Barthes's thought and, for the first time, relates it not just to his French context but also to debates within Anglo-American culture. The book features comparative accounts of Barthes alongside such figures as Angela Carter, Raymond Williams, Howard Barker, Richard Hoggart, Doris Lessing and Marshall McLuhan. These sometimes surprising comparisons produce a new picture of his work in a wider cultural context.
RICK RYLANCE is currently Field Leader and Principal Lecturer in English at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge.