Raymond Williams Now: Knowledge, Limits and the Future by Jeff Wallace, Rod Jones, Sophie Nield

By Jeff Wallace, Rod Jones, Sophie Nield

The paintings of Raymond Williams maintains to workout a strong carry over the minds of latest cultural analysts and social commentators. This assortment responds to the problem of Williams's considering in discussions of subject matters of present curiosity and crisis. The essays include a widely-divergent box of enquiry, from the research of language, dramaturgical concept, the idea of human wishes and ways to sociology, cultural experiences and tv, to problems with heritage, temporality and the long run on the subject of modernity and the postmodern.

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At the same time, in many of his definitions, you find this constant circling around certain irreducible terms like 'experience' which I think places him, not squarely, but with one foot, let's say, in that tradition of thought - which after all he had described in great detail in Culture and Society - descending from the Romantic and Victorian attempt to reassert the values of experience, imagination, individual integrity and culture against the deadening forces of mechanised mass civilization.

The affinity I felt was personal as much as intellectual, derived perhaps more from the novel than from the other two texts. Here was a lecturer who appeared to be prepared to articulate some of my own feelings about the tensions involved in sustaining the correspondence between domestic and intellectual cultures. There was a logic in my attraction to the work of the English Romantic poets. Like D. G. James - another Welsh-born critic whose work I came to admire - I regarded the study of the Romantics as a study of paradigmatic makers of substitute religions.

I no longer taught English literature but, instead, my interests broadened to encompass the sociology of knowledge more generally and my practice involved offering guidance to students to enable them to articulate their interests in terms which could be considered legitimate by the academic staff of the institution. It was in this context that I was most influenced by the contributions made by Basil Bernstein and Pierre Bourdieu to Knowledge and Control - New directions in the sociology of education, 1971, edited by M.

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