Ideas, Ideology, and Interests: On Terry Eagleton´s Approach to Culture

The British literary theorist Terry Eagleton has significantly influenced contemporary debates on culture. This essay provides a reading of his book The Idea of Culture (2000), in which Eagleton discusses historical, philosophical and political contexts of notions of "culture" thereby unve...

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Published in:Middle East - Topics & Arguments (Band 7)
Main Author: Miemiec, Olaf
Format: Journal Articles
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2017
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Summary:The British literary theorist Terry Eagleton has significantly influenced contemporary debates on culture. This essay provides a reading of his book The Idea of Culture (2000), in which Eagleton discusses historical, philosophical and political contexts of notions of "culture" thereby unveiling the political interests inherent to such conceptual constructions. The essay highlights Eagleton's complex understanding of relations between nature and culture as well as his own materialist approach to culture.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/meta.2017.7.6332