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A Review of Eagleton's Cultural Criticism Theory

Author ZhangZuo
Tutor WuYuanHua
School Huaqiao University
Course Philosophy
Keywords Eagleton cultural critique Marx enlightenment
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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Eagleton is an important representative of contemporary western culture Marxism,he’s unique theory of cultural criticism plays an indelible role in the cultural studies.According to Marxism, he always deeply analyses the phenomena of modern westernculture. His criticism is thought-provoking, which it is worthy of thinking about. Theresearch object of this paper is Eagleton’s theory of cultural criticism, and this paperis based on reading, thinking and summarizing the relative theories of Eagleton toreveal its basic connotation and value of cultural critical theory. The most important itprovides us enormous theoretical resources to future researching and innovatingcultural criticism paradigm.Different from previous researches, this paper applies combining research methodsof analysis and synthesis, synchronic study and diachronic study, and simplyintroduces the background, theoretical origins and frame of Eagleton’s culturalcriticism theory from the different perspective of different disciplines. Wesystematically summarize the basic content of his cultural critical theory through thediscussion of Eagleton’s view on cultural criticism and the understanding of culturalcriticism. There is no doubt that Eagleton’s international status and influence inacademia have been far beyond our imagination. His theory of cultural criticismcombines Marxism with contemporary Western culture studies to explore theexperience of contemporary Western social issues, which plays an important part ofpromoting the study on contemporary Chinese culture and building a harmonioussocialist culture.

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