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– Cultural Studies versus Post-Marxism

Paul Bowman

in Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780748617623
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652785 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617623.003.0002
– Cultural Studies versus Post-Marxism

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This chapter examines the difference between the post-Marxist notion of ‘discourse’ and the deconstructive notion of ‘text’ in relation to problems of knowing the political, exploring the problems of establishing what is political, what the political is, and the political dimensions of all establishment. Organised by an analysis of Stuart Hall’s exemplary politically inflected concerns with post-Marxism’s ‘textualism’ and its theory of ‘discourse’, it is supplemented by John Mowitt’s important re-theorisation of the importance of what he calls the ‘textual paradigm’. This paradigm is deemed by Mowitt to be of immense ethico-political consequence when it comes to the question of ‘university responsibility’, and specifically, the responsibility of post-Marxism and cultural studies.

Keywords: political; Stuart Hall; theory of discourse; textualism; John Mowitt; university responsibility; post-Marxism

Chapter.  18589 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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