The Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture

by Roger Scruton

Hardcover, 1998

Collection

Publication

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (1998), 256 pages

Description

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.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1998

Physical description

256 p.; 9.3 inches

ISBN

0715628704 / 9780715628706
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