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Williams, Raymond

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

200 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,368 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"--
Culture and society, 1780-1950 by Raymond Williams( Book )

231 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The earliest ideas on culture, Mr. Williams claims, developed in opposition to the laissez-faire society of the political economists. As the ideas on culture took shape, on the one hand, they became identified with a 'whole way of life.' On the other hand . . . culture became a court of appeals where real values could be determined. Culture, thus separated from the whole society, was associated with the idea of perfection through the study of the arts . . . Mr. Williams contrasts the ideas of ' culture as art' and 'culture as a whole way of life,' and commends the latter . . . the book should definitely be read by all those interested in English intellectual history." —M. S. Wilkins, Political Science Quarterly (pub. website)
Television : technology and cultural form by Raymond Williams( Book )

116 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-first century TV offers an apparently endless stream of images, unfolding at high speed. We no longer watch individual programs but flick from channel to channel, absorbing a continuous flow of news, game shows, comedy, drama, movies, advertising and trailers. Television: Technology and Cultural Form 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, programs and practices, and its future prospects, remains remarkably prescient. TV offers an apparently endless engagement with a flood of Williams stresses the importance of technology in shaping the cultural form of television, while always resisting the determinism of Marshall McLuhan's dictum that "the medium is the message". If the medium really is the message, Williams asks, what is left for us to do or say? Williams argues that, on the contrary, we as viewers have the power to disturb, disrupt and to distract the otherwise cold 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. -- Publisher description
The country and the city by Raymond Williams( Book )

82 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams's study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two traditional poles of life throughout the major developmental periods of English culture
Modern tragedy by Raymond Williams( Book )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the essence of tragedy and essays on modern tragic literature from Ibsen to Sartre
Drama from Ibsen to Brecht by Raymond Williams( Book )

101 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 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
The long revolution by Raymond Williams( Book )

149 editions published between 1960 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the theory of culture and historical studies of English cultural development
The English novel; from Dickens to Lawrence by Raymond Williams( Book )

67 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and childhood in American religions by Bonnie J Miller-McLemore( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics:. * How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practice. * The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradit
George Orwell; a collection of critical essays by Raymond Williams( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and Italian and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven essays included are arranged so that Orwell's works may be studied in the general order in which they were written
Marxism and literature by Raymond Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Swedish and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author analyzes 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
George Orwell by Raymond Williams( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and interpretation about George Orwell's works that includes biographical information
Culture by Raymond Williams( Book )

63 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spirited introduction to the contemporary debate on the origin and evolution of culture, Professor Raymond Williams lays the foundation for a serious examination of the role of culture in human life. He investigates the relationship of culture to the social milieu as well as its effect on the consciousness and conduct of people in society. The Sociology of Culture demonstrates that while cultural conceptions sometimes persist over long periods, given artistic forms are specific to a single time and place, and are not reproducible under any other conditions. Williams's convincing analyses cover significant forms, genres, schools, and movements that have generally eluded conventional sociological method.--Back cover
Drama in performance by Raymond Williams( Book )

56 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 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 )

54 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrik Ibsen - August Strindberg - Anton Chekhov - Bernard Shaw - J.M. Synge - Luigi Pirandello - Jean Anouilh - Yeats - T.S. Eliot - Antigone
English drama : forms and development : essays in honour of Muriel Clara Bradbrook by Marie Axton( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These ten original essays on English drama from Tudor times onwards were first published in 1977. There are essays on genres, on individual playwrights and on social conditions affecting the development of the drama. Together, the essays make a valuable contribution to the study of drama
Raymond Williams on television : selected writings by Raymond Williams( )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1989, this work is based around a monthly TV column which Raymond Williams wrote for The Listener between 1968 and 1972. Those were the years of the Prague Spring, of anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, of fighting in Cambodia and Northern Ireland, of hope for McGovern in the United States and attacks on the Wilson Labour Government in Britain. In The Listener articles Williams comments on all of these events, providing a rare glimpse not only into the events of his daily life but also into the continuing development of a personal sociology of culture
Communications by Raymond Williams( Book )

116 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of modernism : against the new conformists by Raymond Williams( Book )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams applied himself to modernism in this, his last major work. He concerns himself with how to get beyond the "new conformism" and develop a cultural politics that goes beyond the "Modern"
The year 2000 by Raymond Williams( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Culture and society, 1780-1950Television : technology and cultural formThe country and the cityModern tragedyDrama from Ibsen to BrechtThe long revolutionThe English novel; from Dickens to LawrenceChildren and childhood in American religions
Alternative Names
Raymond Williams britischer Wissenschaftler, Autor und Kritiker

Raymond Williams Brits filosoof

Raymond Williams darlithydd, llenor a beirniad diwylliannol

Raymond Williams scrittore e sociologo britannico

Raymond Williams sociólogo

Raymond Williams Welsh scholar, author, and Marxist literary critic

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

Раймонд Вільямс

Уильямс, Реймонд

ריימונד ויליאמס

ריימונד ויליאמס סופר בריטי

رايموند ويليامز، 1921-1988

ريموند وليامز

ریمنڈ ولیمز

ریموند ویلیامز نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

وليامز، رايموند، 1921-1988

وليمز، ريموند، 1921-1988

রেমন্ড উইলিয়ামস

ਰੇਮੰਡ ਵਿਲੀਅਮਸ

റെയ്മണ്ട് വില്ല്യംസ്

레이먼드 윌리엄스

윌리암스, 레이몬드 1921-1988

윌리엄스, 레이먼드 1921-1988

ウィリアムズ, レイモンド

レイモンド・ウィリアムズ

利文·威廉斯

威廉斯, 雷蒙徳

雷蒙·威廉斯

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