Ideology

David Hawkes
ISBN:
9780415290111

This volume is a much-needed guide to the myriad definitions and meanings of 'ideology'. With a clear focus on student needs, David Hawkes: *traces the history of the term and the debates which surround it, from Machiavelli to the present day *examines ideology within the critical frameworks of empiricism, idealism, Marxism, post-Marxism and postmodernism *provides clear examples to illuminate his argument *asks why ideology matters *discusses, in this new edition, ideology after September 11. With a newly updated bibliography and fresh suggestions for further reading,Ideologyoffers a concise, accessible introduction to one of the mostly widely debated critical concepts.

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