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Radical parody : American culture and critical agency after Foucault, by Daniel T. O'Hara

Label
Radical parody : American culture and critical agency after Foucault
Title
Radical parody
Title remainder
American culture and critical agency after Foucault
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel T. O'Hara
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A persistent criticism of theory in general and of Foucault in particular is that no positive social or ethical consequences result from the practice of theory. Critics from all points on the political spectrum seem to agree on this point
  • In Radical Parody: American Culture and Critical Agency After Foucault, Daniel T. O'Hara demonstrates the social uses of interpretation by analyzing the later writings of Foucault and the careers of critics in relation to Foucault's work, including Derrida, Kristeva, Said, Rorty, Harold Bloom and others. O'Hara's position is that "doing theory," specifically after Foucault, does have social and ethical consequences, and Radical Parody demonstrates why this is so. It also incorporates into this social context the later work of Kristeva on identification and identity formation
  • O'Hara shows that "culture is a collective archive of canonical and noncanonical practices of self, a treasure hoard of masks or personae." For O'Hara, radical parody thus "defines the postmodern experience of the sublime play of discourses in the formation of critical identity." Throughout, O'Hara is interested in what it means to be an "oppositional intellectual," and in what interpretation is and can mean in a culture dominated by a "widespread commodification of intellectual life." The book concludes with a critical profile of Frank Lentricchia, a critic whose career as an oppositional American intellectual O'Hara finds exemplary
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Hara, Daniel T.
Dewey number
801/.95/09045
Index
index present
LC call number
PN94
LC item number
.O44 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social foundations of aesthetic forms series
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  • Foucault, Michel
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Kulturkritik
  • Rezeption
  • USA
Label
Radical parody : American culture and critical agency after Foucault, by Daniel T. O'Hara
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25368796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780231076920
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92007694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1453521
  • (OCoLC)25368796
Label
Radical parody : American culture and critical agency after Foucault, by Daniel T. O'Hara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25368796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780231076920
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92007694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1453521
  • (OCoLC)25368796

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