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By James Decker

This concise creation to the idea that of ideology presents an summary of the time period and considers its influence on literary concept. James M. Decker analyzes the heritage of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its present incarnations, delivering readers with either a vital evaluate of keyword phrases and matters and a considerate evaluation of a few of the real severe thinkers linked to the proposal, together with Marx, Gramsci and Althusser.

Ideological theories are brought inside of 3 large different types - the subjective, the institutional and the political - which is helping scholars to synthesize an idea that sprawls around the conventional disciplinary traces of philosophy, politics, economics, background and cultural and literary stories.

Close readings of key texts reveal the effect of ideology on serious perform and literary attractiveness. Texts include:
- Toni Morrison's Sula
- William Faulkner's 'Barn Burning'
- George Orwell's 1984

Compact and easy-to-follow, Decker's research ultimately asks: are we now in a 'post-ideological' period?

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