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Raymond Williams

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(1921–88) Welsh Marxistliterary and cultural critic who, through the elaboration of what he called Cultural Materialism had an enormous influence on Cultural Studies and New ...

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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..., Ed.D., Patricia Barthalow Koch , Ph.D., John Money , Ph.D., Charlene L. Muehlenhard , Ph.D., Raymond J. Noonan , Ph.D., Miguel A. Pérez , Ph.D., Helda L. Pinzón-Pérez , Ph.D., William Prendergast , Ph.D., Ruth Rubenstein , Ph.D., Herbert P. Samuels , Ph.D., William Taverner , M.A., David L. Weis , Ph.D. , C. Christine Wheeler , Ph.D., and Walter L. Williams , Ph.D. ** Demographics and a Brief Historical Perspective Robert T. Francoeur A. Demographics The United States is...

Williams, Raymond

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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..., Raymond ( 1921–88 ), novelist : b. at Pandy . Border Country 1960 , People of the Black Mountains 1989...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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...1970s, Williams wrote several books that were to have a formative and lasting impact on the incipient field of Cultural Studies: Communications ( 1962 ), Television ( 1974 ), and Keywords ( 1976 ). However his most influential book from this period was undoubtedly the Country and the City ( 1973 ). A prolific author and an engaged public intellectual, Williams was a towering influence on Anglophone literary and cultural studies throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Further Reading: J. Higgins Raymond Williams (1999). F. Inglis Raymond Williams ...

Williams, Raymond

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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... The Country and the City . London, 1973. Williams, Raymond Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society . London, 1976; rev. exp. ed., London, 1983. Williams, Raymond Marxism and Literature . Oxford and New York, 1977. Williams, Raymond Problems in Materialism and Culture . London, 1980. Williams, Raymond Writing in Society . London, 1983. Williams, Raymond Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism . Edited by Robin Gable . London and New York, 1989. Other Sources Buck-Morss, Susan . Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: Walter Benjamin's...

Williams, Raymond

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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..., Raymond [ Henry ] (b. Pandy, Gwent, Wales , 31 Aug. 1921 ; d. Oxford , 26 Jan. 1989 ) Cultural theorist . Williams developed the stance of ‘cultural materialism’, an attempt to relate culture to its material conditions of production which has been very influential in theatre studies. In 1974 he was appointed to the first chair in drama at Cambridge University. His writing on theatre includes Drama in Performance ( 1954 ), Modern Tragedy ( 1966 ) and Drama from Ibsen tojyBrecht ( 1968 ). An active lifelong socialist, he wrote two plays...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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.... Durham, NC, 1997. Discusses Williams's contributions to Marxist thought and the New Left in 1960s and 1970s Britain. Eagleton, Terry , ed. Raymond Williams: Critical Perspectives . Boston, 1989. An insightful collection of essays assembled by Williams's most illustrious disciple. Eldridge, John , and Lizzie Eldridge . Raymond Williams: Making Connections . London, 1994. A still-useful study that attempts to follow Williams's dicta to connect the various components of education. Gorak, Jan . The Alien Mind of Raymond Williams . Columbia, MO, 1988. Brief...

Williams, Raymond

Williams, Raymond  

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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..., Raymond ( 1921–1988 ) A cultural theorist of great range and influence, Williams moved easily between history, literary criticism, the sociology of culture, and by the 1970s, the analysis of technology and the mass media. His early works, Culture and Society: 1780–1950 ( 1958 ) and The Long Revolution ( 1961 ), were sustained explorations of the concepts of culture and tradition that analyzed the relationships between material production, social transformation, and aesthetic developments in Great Britain. For Williams, tradition was not a fixed...

Williams, Raymond

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Grant Kester

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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...the Border Country: Raymond Williams and Cultural Politics . London and New York: Routledge, 1993. Eagleton, Terry . Criticism and Ideology . London: NLB, 1976. Eagleton, Terry , ed. Raymond Williams: Critical Perspectives . Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1989. Eldridge, John Eric Thomas , and Lizzie Eldridge . Raymond Williams: Making Connections . London and New York: Routledge, 1994. Frow, John . Cultural Studies and Cultural Value . Oxford: Clarendon, 1995. Gorak, Jan . The Alien Mind of Raymond Williams . Columbia: University of...

Williams, Raymond

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Raymond ( Raymond Henry Williams ) ( 1921–88 ), Welsh critic , scholar , and novelist , born in Pandy, on the Welsh border, the son of a railway signalman, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1974 to 1983 he was Professor of Drama at Cambridge. His continuing concern was culture and society, the title of his highly regarded book published in 1958 , where culture was often, though not exclusively, literature, and society was both a determining and to-be-determined force. Williams had an acute sense of cultural crisis, feeling that the...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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..., Raymond ( 1921–88 ) Critic and novelist . His best-known book, Culture and Society, 1780–1950 ( 1958 ), surveys the history of the idea of ‘culture’ in British thought; and his later works, beginning with The Long Revolution ( 1961 ) and Modern Tragedy ( 1966 ), attempt to extend this concept in more democratic directions than those envisaged by T. S. Eliot and others. His critical investigations included television as well as the history and sociology of drama and fiction. His more traditional literary studies challenged the view of English...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., Raymond ( 1921–88 ) Critic and novelist . The son of a railway signalman, he was born in Pandy, near Abergavenny, where he attended the grammar school. His studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, were interrupted by wartime service in an anti-tank regiment. He taught first as an adult education tutor in Sussex from 1946 to 1961 , then at Cambridge as fellow of Jesus College and later as professor of drama. His best-known book, Culture and Society, 1780–1950 ( 1958 ), surveys the history of the idea of ‘culture’ in British thought; and his later works...

Williams, Raymond [Henry]

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Raymond [Henry] ( 1921–1988 ) British critic and novelist Reading and Criticism ( 1950 ) Non-Fiction Drama from Ibsen to Eliot ( 1952 ) Non-Fiction Drama in Performance ( 1954 ) Non-Fiction Preface to Film ( 1954 ) Non-Fiction Modern Tragedy ( 1958 ) Non-Fiction Culture and Society 1780–1950 ( 1958 ) Non-Fiction Border Country ( 1960 ) Fiction The Long Revolution ( 1961 ) Non-Fiction Communications ( 1962 ) Non-Fiction Second Generation ( 1964 ) Fiction The English Novel from Dickens to Lawrence ( 1970 ) Non-Fiction...

Raymond Williams and Communication Studies

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Jim McGuigan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies

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2019
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..., & Nield, S. (Eds.). (1995). Raymond Williams—Knowledge, limits and the future . London, UK: Macmillan. West, C. (1995). In memoriam—The legacy of Raymond Williams. In C. Prendergast (Ed.), Cultural materialism—On Raymond Williams (pp. ix–xii). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Williams, R. (2014/1961). Advertising—The magic system. In J. McGuigan (Ed.) Raymond Williams on culture and society (pp. 57–83). Williams, R. (1963). Culture and society 1780–1950 . Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin. Williams, R. (1965). The long revolution...

Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams  

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(1921–88)Welsh Marxistliterary and cultural critic who, through the elaboration of what he called Cultural Materialism had an enormous influence on Cultural Studies and New Historicism.Williams was ...
20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

Andrew Murphy

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...A. J. Mann , The Scottish Book Trade 1500–1720 (2000) M. Plant , The English Book Trade (1939; 3e, 1974) J. Raymond , The Invention of the Newspaper (1996) M. Rose , Authors and Owners (1993) W. St Clair , The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period (2004) M. Treadwell , ‘The Stationers and the Printing Acts at the End of the Seventeenth Century’, in CHBB 4 (2002) R. E. Ward , Prince of Dublin Printers (1972) G. Williams , ‘The Renaissance and Reformation’, in A Nation and its Books , ed. P. H. Jones and E. Rees (1998) H. R....

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...engaged in a gamut of activities from insurrection to more cautious appearances on the stage of political radicalism. ‘Gentleman orators’ appear (see, for instance, John Belchem , ‘Orator’ Hunt: Henry Hunt and English Working‐Class Radicalism (1985). G. D. H. Cole and Raymond Postgate 's formulation The Common People 1746–1946 (1938; last revised in the 4th edn, 1949; frequently reprinted) , has been one way of avoiding some of the difficulties, which partly explains a book of the same title, over a much longer period, from J. F. C. Harrison (...

Instant Funk

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Based in Philadelphia, USA, Instant Funk comprised James Carmichael (vocals), George Bell (guitar), Kim Miller (guitar), Scotty Miller (drums), Raymond Earl (bass), Dennis Richardson (keyboards), ...
structures of feeling

structures of feeling  

Raymond Williams coined this phrase in Preface to Film (1954) to discuss the relationship between dramatic conventions and written texts. What concerned Williams was the social acceptability of ...
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flow  

Welsh cultural critic Raymond Williams's concept of how television operates. In a short book entitled Television: Technology and Cultural Form (1974), Williams observes that television cannot be ...
Raymond Souster

Raymond Souster  

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(1921– ),Canadian poet, born in Toronto, where he was educated at the Humberside Collegiate Institute; he worked in a Toronto bank from 1939 until his retirement in 1984. While serving ...

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