Modern Culture

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 24, 2006 - Social Science - 173 pages
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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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User Review  - WG - Goodreads

This collection of essays by British conservative Roger Scruton starts out promising and quickly turns sour. While his erudition and grasp of art history are unquestionably sound, as the first essays ... Read full review

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I agreed with many of the points in this book, maybe the only one i disagreed with was his take on marriage, but he argues his point so well as to the decline in a stable family in modern culture that ... Read full review

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R.Scruton, "An intelligent person's guide to modern culture"
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Spectator, The: Our lost legacy
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About the author (2006)

Professor Roger Scruton is Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington and Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. His other books include Sexual Desire, The West and the Rest, England: An Elegy, News from Somewhere and Gentle Regrets (all published by Continuum).

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