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Cultural capital : the problem of literary canon formation

John. Guillory


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  • Title:
    Cultural capital : the problem of literary canon formation
  • Author: John. Guillory
  • Description: part one. Critique -- part two. Case studies -- part three. Aesthetics.
    John Guillory challenges the most fundamental premises of the canon debate by resituating the problem of canon formation in an entirely new theoretical framework. The result is a book that promises to recast not only the debate about the literary curriculum but also the controversy over ""multiculturalism"" and the current ""crisis of the humanities."" Employing concepts drawn from Pierre Bourdieu's sociology, Guillory argues that canon formation must be understood less as a question of the representation of social groups than as a question of the distribution of ""cultural capital"" in the sc
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (409 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-226-31043-4;ISBN 0-226-31001-9
  • Subjects: English literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc; English literature -- Study and teaching -- Case studies; Capitalism and literature; Literature and society; Canon (Literature); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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