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Author: Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0415215226
Pages: 180 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 17, 2000)
Language: English
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Fredric Jameson (Routledg. The introduction asks, Why Jameson? Well, "for many, Jameson is the world's leading exponent of Marxist ideas writing today; and his work on postmodernism has been the single most influential analysis of that cultural phenomenon. As Roberts explains, Jameson is difficult for two reasons. First is the "often complex and always wide-ranging critical context that Jameson inhabits".

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Adam Roberts scholarly depicts how Hegelian-Marxism and Freudism (classic model) have evolved into and sis. Within that context, Roberts kindly explains how Jameson has formalized his cultural theorem

Adam Roberts scholarly depicts how Hegelian-Marxism and Freudism (classic model) have evolved into and sis. Within that context, Roberts kindly explains how Jameson has formalized his cultural theorem. In addition, structuralism and post-structuralism is well compared both philosophically and aesthecially. Readers will gain both intellectual trajectory of Jameson and historical claims of left-wing cultural scholars during post-modern era.

Fredric Jameson (Routledge Critical Thinkers). 0415215234 (ISBN13: 9780415215237). Mar 27, 2014 C rated it did not like it. Dumbed down to the point of just being dumb would be a compliment, but Roberts' summaries of Lukacs, Althusser, Adorno, and Marx are remarkably incorrect, thus one shouldn't trust his summary of Jameson which relies on these previous summaries.

The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with theorists' original texts. The volumes in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series place each key theorist in his or her historical and intellectual context and explain: why he or she is important. what motivated his or her work.

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An invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of today's most important cultural critics. series Routledge Critical Thinkers.

Hullot-Kentor, Robert. Fredric Jameson: a Critical Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. New York: Routledge, 2000. In Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno. Tally, Robert T. Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism. "Jameson's Project of Cognitive Mapping. In Social Cartography: Mapping Ways of Seeing Social and Educational Change.

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An invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of today's most important cultural critics. Studied on most undergraduate literary and cultural studies courses, Fredric Jameson's writing targets subjects from architecture to science fiction, cinema to global capitalism. Of his works, The Political Unconscious remains one of the most widely cited Marxist literary-theoretical texts, and 'Postmodernism, or the cultural logic of late capitalism', is amongst the most influential statements on the nature of post-modernity ever published. Adam Roberts offers an `ngaging introduction to this crucial figure, which will convince any student of contemporary theory that Jameson must be read.
Tenius
Very good book for those who want to get in touch with Jameson's work. It is helpful to read together Jameson's books.
Ranicengi
In this volume of the Routledge Critical Thinkers series, Adam Roberts has done the great service of rendering the notoriously difficult Fredric Jameson accessible. The introduction asks, Why Jameson? Well, "for many, Jameson is the world's leading exponent of Marxist ideas writing today; and his work on postmodernism has been the single most influential analysis of that cultural phenomenon."

As Roberts explains, Jameson is difficult for two reasons. First is the "often complex and always wide-ranging critical context that Jameson inhabits". Roberts elucidates and positions his subject in the tradition of the Hegelian Marxism of Lukacs and the Frankfurt school, although he goes to great lengths (perhaps too far) to stress Jameson's "dialectical synthesis" of this tradition with that of Althusser. Roberts also introduces Freud and Lacan as influences, but is careful to note that Jameson is not simply another Freudian Marxist. Rather, to Jameson Freud's repression and his buried depths of the unconcious and Lacan's stages of imaginary/symbolic/real are mainly powerful metaphors for exploring the "Political Unconscious" - or as Jameson put it, "a more global model of repression which, borrwed from psychoanalysis, provides the underpinnings for the sociological vision of the total system... of late capitalism."

The second great difficultly with Jameson is his style. As Jameson himself explains in his defence of Adorno, "density is itself a conduct of intransigence... precisely intendeed to be read... against the cheap facility of what surrounds it, as a warning to the reader of the price he has to pay for genuine thinking." Analogous to the distinction between use value and exchange value, Jameson's notorious style "has quirks and rough edges that reflect his own investment of labour in it... in opposition to the mass-produced product". Of course, Roberts also presents the negative critique of stylistic difficulty as a pretentious means of signalling erudition meant to valorize the privileged background of intellectuals. Like any texts, Jameson's need to be placed in their own political and economic context.

As for Jameson's thought, Roberts walks the reader through Jameson's Marxism, with his Hegelian emphasis on totality, his Lukacsian emphasis on reification and commodification, his emphasis on form rather than content (e.g. "Marxism and Form"), his aforementioned metaphorical uses of psychoanalysis, and what is seemingly a motto: "always historicize!". Jameson's historicist criticism is then examined running roughly chronologically, from his view on Romanticism, Balzac, and Conrad, to his position in debates on Modernism, his study of Wyndham Lewis, and his attempts to recover the Utopian horizon. Finally we arrive at the work Jameson is most known for, "Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism". Roberts positions Jameson wiith respect to theorists of the post-modern Ihab Hassan, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Jurgen Habermas. Jameson's totalizing Marxist historicist vision of post-modern, as the "cultural logical of late capitalism", is then summarized, with its emphasis on Deleuzian 'schizophrenia', pastiche, depthlessness, 'the end of the bourgeois ego', 'waning of affect' - the 'culture of the simulacrum".

Overall this is an excellent introduction to Jameson and some of the issues surrounding Marxist theory. My only regret is that the book was published in 2000, and thus does not discuss Jameson's more recent interventions on Modernism ('A Singular Modernity'), the dialectic ('Valences of the Dialectic'), Marx ('Representing Capital'), Hegel ('The Hegel Variations'), and science fiction ('Archaeologies of the Future'). However, for a reader just beginning to tackle such material, this introductory text will serve as excellent preparation.
Doomredeemer
Anybody who is interested in the intellectual landscape of left-wing cultural studies, yet had bitter time reading them, will find this book very accessible. Adam Roberts scholarly depicts how Hegelian-Marxism and Freudism (classic model) have evolved into Althusserian-Marxism and Lacanian-psychoanalysis. Within that context, Roberts kindly explains how Jameson has formalized his cultural theorem. In addition, structuralism and post-structuralism is well compared both philosophically and aesthecially. Readers will gain both intellectual trajectory of Jameson and historical claims of left-wing cultural scholars during post-modern era.
Vivados
I found this book tremendously helpful when attempting to trudge through Jameson's dense academic writing. This book not only sets out a chronological development of Jameson's arguments, but also provides many of his theoretical influences, from Marx to Lacan. In addition, difficult terms (such as "cognitive mapping" or "schizophrenia") and fellow critics (e.g. Habermas) are presented in an easily understood manner. Roberts' writing is clear, concise, and articulate, threading easily through many of Jameson's more difficult concepts. Highly recommended.
Melipra
I was trying to read Jameson's The Political Unconscious with a very, very sparse background in theory (Never read Marx or Hegel, and only a few of the literary critics Jameson references). This book gives you the background you need to understand Jameson, defines problematic (ha) terms, and really helps you take away the most important ideas in Jameson without oversimplifying. Seriously well done.