Culture, Ideology and Politics (Routledge Revivals): Essays for Eric Hobsbawm

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Raphael Samuel, Gareth Stedman Jones
Routledge, May 20, 2016 - History - 380 pages

First published in 1982, this book is inspired the ideas generated by Eric Hobsbawm, and has taken shape around a unifying preoccupation with the symbolic order and its relationship to political and religious belief. It explores some of the oldest question in Marxist historiography, for example the relationship of ‘base’ and ‘superstructure’, art and social life, and also some of the newest and most problematic questions, such as the relationship of dreams and fantasy to political action, or of past and present — historical consciousness — to the making of ideology. The essays, which range widely over period and place, are intended to break new ground and take on difficult questions.



The ideal in the real
the personal and the political
Women and the faith in icons in early Christianity
Plebeian culture in the transition to capitalism
Pilgrims and progress in nineteenthcentury England
Tennyson King Arthur and imperialism
Hobsbawm and Jazz
class or status group?
Science and magic in seventeenthcentury England
Determinism and environmentalism in socialist thought
The diffusion of marxism in Italy during the late nineteenth century
Russia 19057
organic intellectuals and the first Welsh

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