R Williams Culture and Society, 1780-1950

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Culture and Society, 1780-1950

 
9780701112141: Culture and Society, 1780-1950
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The organizing principle of this book is the discovery that the idea of culture, and the word itself, came into English thinking during the Industrial Revolution. This book is an attempt to show how and why this happened, and to follow the idea through to our own day.

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The organizing principle of this book is the discovery that the idea of culture, and the word itself in its general modern uses, came into English thinking in the period which we commonly describe as that of the Industrial Revolution. The book is an attempt to show how and why this happened, and to follow the idea through to our own day.

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One of the century's most distinguished public intellectuals, Raymond Williams (1921-1988) helped to create and form the conceptual space of contemporary literary & cultural studies.

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