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Modern Culture (Paperback)

Author: Scruton, Roger

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What do we mean by 'culture'? This word, purloined by journalists to denote every kind of collective habit, lies at the centre of contemporary debates about the past and future of society. In this thought-provoking book, Roger Scruton argues for the religious origin of culture in all its forms, and mounts a defence of the 'high culture' of our civilization against its radical and 'deconstructionist' critics. He offers a theory of pop culture, a panegyric to Baudelaire, a few reasons why Wagner is just as great as his critics fear him to be, and a raspberry to Cool Britannia. A must for all people who are fed up to their tightly clenched front teeth with Derrida, Foucault, Oasis and Richard Rogers.

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Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Mfg Part# 9780826494443
SKU 203929003
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0826494447
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0173
Publisher Continuum
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