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The Contradictions of Culture Cities, Culture, Women

by Elizabeth Wilson

Part of the Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series

The Contradictions of Culture Cities, Culture, Women Synopsis

In this book, one of the most accomplished and thoughtful cultural commentators of the day, considers the contradictory nature of cultural relations. Elizabeth Wilson explores these themes through an examination of fashion, feminism, consumer culture, representation and postmodernism. Debates within feminism on the nature and effects of pornography are used to illustrate a particular kind of cultural contradiction. Wilson recognizes that postmodernism permitted the reappropriation of subjects that were not previously considered worthy of attention, or opposed to the idea of emancipation, chief among these was fashion. She shows that the association of an interest in this culturally significant subject with a revisionist project raises doubts about the coherence of postmodernism itself.

The Contradictions of Culture Cities, Culture, Women Press Reviews

Elizabeth Wilson is one of the most incisive and critical commentators on the contemporary scene. This excellent book brings together several of her most fascinating essays and frames them within a compelling overview of cultural politics. -- Jim McGuigan

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761969747
Publication date: 15th December 2000
Author: Elizabeth Wilson
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Cultural studies, Feminism & feminist theory,

About Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson is a leading commentator on culture, the city and feminism in the UK. She is currently Professor of Social Science at the University of North London.

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