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Williams, Raymond

Works: 528 works in 2,604 publications in 13 languages and 39,787 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Terminology  Forecasts  Interviews  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, zxx, Compiler
Classifications: PN1851, 914.2
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Culture and society, 1780-1950 by Raymond Williams( Book )

171 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the idea of culture from the late 18th century to the present day
The country and the city by Raymond Williams( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English novel; from Dickens to Lawrence by Raymond Williams( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television : technology and cultural form by Raymond Williams( Book )

96 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-first century TV offers an apparently endless stream of images, unfolding at high speed. We no longer watch individual programmes but flick between channels, absorbing a continuous flow of news, game shows, comedy, drama, movies, advertising and trailers. This text was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains prescient. Williams stresses the importance of technology in shaping the cultural form of television, while always resisting the determinism of the dictum that "the medium is the message". If the medium really is the message, he asks, what is left for us to do or say? Williams argues that we as viewers have the power to disturb, disrupt and to distract the logic of history and technology - not just because television is part of the fabric of our daily lives, but because new technologies continue to offer opportunities, momentarily outside the sway of transnational corporations or the grasp of media moguls, for new forms of self and political expression
The long revolution by Raymond Williams( Book )

91 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the theory of culture and historical studies of English cultural development
Marxism and literature by Raymond Williams( Book )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book extends the theme of Raymond Williams's earlier work in literary and cultural analysis. He analyses previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'cultural materialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature. Williams moves from a review of the growth of the concepts of literature and idealogy to a redefinition of 'determinism' and 'hegemony'. His incisive discussion of the 'social material process' of cultural activity culminates in a re-examination of the problems of alignment and commitment and of the creative practice in individual authors and wider social groups
Drama from Ibsen to Brecht by Raymond Williams( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle - John Arden - Samuel Beckett - Bertolt Brecht - Anton Chekov - T.S. Eliot - Max Frisch - Christopher Fry - Henrik Ibsen - Federico Garcia Lorca; Eugene Ionesco - James Joyce - D.H. Lawrence - Luigi Pirandello - J-P Stare - G.B. Shaw - Sophocles - August Strindberg - J.M. Synge; Ernst Toller - Oscar Wilde - Tennesee Williams - W.B. Yeats - Zola - Antigone
Drama in performance by Raymond Williams( Book )

54 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams' reputation rests mainly on his contribution to literary and cultural studies, but he was also an important critic and theoretician in the field of drama. "Drama in Performance", first published in 1954, pioneered a method of dramaturgical rather than literary-critical analysis of plays, locating dramatic texts in the conditions and conventions of their original performance and reading them to disclose their performance potentialities. This method, which anticipated such contemporary developments as performance analysis and the semiotics of drama, is here applied to representative texts from key periods of the history of drama: the Greek stage, the medieval theatre-in-the-round and pageant-wagon, the Elizabethan public playhouse, London commercial theatres from the Restoration to the late 19th century, the naturalist stage of the Moscow Art Theatre, 20th century experimental drama, and contemporary film. This edition presents the text as Williams revised it in 1966.; In addition, it provides an updated bibliography of work in this field, a complete listing of all Williams' relevant writings, and a new Introduction (by Graham Holderness), which locates the book both within modern dramatic theory and criticism, and within Williams' own work and demonstrates its continuing challenge and relevance
Drama, from Ibsen to Eliot by Raymond Williams( Book )

68 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrik Ibsen - August Strindberg - Anton Chekhov - Bernard Shaw - J.M. Synge - Luigi Pirandello - Jean Anouilh - Yeats - T.S. Eliot - Antigone
The sociology of culture by Raymond Williams( Book )

53 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia una sociología de la cultura - Instituciones - Formaciones - Medios de producción - Identificaciones - Formas - Reproducción - Organización
Communications by Raymond Williams( Book )

107 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English drama : forms and development : essays in honour of Muriel Clara Bradbrook( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keywords : a vocabulary of culture and society by Raymond Williams( Book )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and French and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1976, Raymond Williams' highly acclaimed Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a collection of lively essays on words that are critical to understanding the modern world. In these essays, Williams, a renowned cultural critic, demonstrates how these key words take on new meanings and how these changes reflect the political bent and values of our past and current society. He chose words both essential and intangible--words like nature, underprivileged, industry, liberal, violence, to name a few--and, by tracing their etymology and evolution, grounds them in a wider political and cultural framework. The result is an illuminating account of the central vocabulary of ideological debate in English in the modern period. This edition features a new original foreword by Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Literature, University of Pittsburgh, that reflects on the significance of Williams' life and work. Keywords remains as relevant today as it was over thirty years ago, offering a provocative study of our language and an insightful look at the society in which we live."
The politics of modernism : against the new conformists by Raymond Williams( Book )

52 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding father of cultural theory posits a radical new direction for avant-garde art
The year 2000 by Raymond Williams( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact--human communication and its history by Raymond Williams( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in materialism and culture : selected essays by Raymond Williams( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenses of imagination : Raymond Williams on science fiction, utopia and dystopia by Raymond Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and letters : interviews with New Left Review by Raymond Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams made a central contribution to the intellectual culture of the Left in the English-speaking world. He was also one of the key figures in the foundation of cultural studies in Britain, which turned critical skills honed on textual analysis to the examination of structures and forms of resistance apparent in everyday life. Politics and Letters is a volume of interviews with Williams, conducted by New Left Review, designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work. Introduced by writer Geoff Dyer, Politics and Letters ranges across Williams's biographical development, the evolution of his cultural theory and literary criticism, his work on dramatic forms and his fiction, and an exploration of British and international politics. From the Trade Paperback edition
Raymond Williams on culture & society : essential writings by Raymond Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most important Marxist cultural theorist after Gramsci, Williams' contributions go well beyond the critical tradition, supplying insights of great significance for cultural sociology today ... I have never read Williams without finding something worthwhile, something subtle, some idea of great importance"--Jeffrey C. Alexander, Professor of Sociology, Yale UniversityCelebrating the significant intellectual legacy and enduring influence of Raymond Williams, this exciting collection introduces a whole new generation to his work. Jim McGuigan reasserts and rebalances Williams' reputation within the social sciences by collecting and introducing key pieces of his work. Providing context and clarity he powerfully evokes the major contribution Williams has made to sociology, media and communication and cultural studies. Powerfully asserting the on-going relevance of Williams within our contemporary neoliberal and digital age, the book: Includes texts which have never been anthologised before Situates Williams' work both biographically and historically Provides a comprehensive introduction to Williams' social-scientific work Demonstrates the enduring relevance of cultural materialism. Original and persuasive this book will be of interest to anyone involved in theoretical and methodological modules within sociology, media and communication studies and cultural studies
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Marxism and literature
Alternative Names
Raymond Williams britischer Wissenschaftler, Autor und Kritiker

Raymond Williams Brits filosoof

Raymond Williams scrittore e sociologo britannico

Uilʹi︠a︡ms, R.

Uilʹi︠a︡ms, R. (Reĭmond)

Williams, Raymond

Williams, Raymond 1921-

Williams, Raymond 1921-1988

Williams, Raymond H. 1921-1988

Williams, Raymond Henry

Williams, Raymond Henry 1921-1988

Ρέιμοντ Γουίλιαμς

Уильямс, Реймонд

ריימונד ויליאמס

رايموند ويليامز، 1921-1988

ریموند ویلیامز نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

وليامز، رايموند، 1921-1988

ਰੇਮੰਡ ਵਿਲੀਅਮਸ

റെയ്മണ്ട് വില്ല്യംസ്

윌리암즈, 레이몬드 1921-1988

윌리엄스, 레이먼드 1921-1988

윌리엄스, 레이몬드 1921-1988

윌리엄즈, 레이먼드 1921-1988

윌리엄즈, 레이몬드 1921-1988

ウィリアムズ, レイモンド

ウィリアムズ, レイモンド 1921-1988


威廉斯, 雷蒙徳


The country and the cityTelevision : technology and cultural formThe long revolutionMarxism and literatureDrama in performanceThe sociology of cultureEnglish drama : forms and development : essays in honour of Muriel Clara BradbrookKeywords : a vocabulary of culture and society