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The Resource Cultural passions : fans, aesthetes and tarot readers, Elizabeth Wilson

Cultural passions : fans, aesthetes and tarot readers, Elizabeth Wilson

Label
Cultural passions : fans, aesthetes and tarot readers
Title
Cultural passions
Title remainder
fans, aesthetes and tarot readers
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Elizabeth Wilson is one of our most radical cultural critics. In "Cultural Passions" she transcends the division between 'high' and 'low' culture, exploring the emotional commitment people bring to the books, performances, objects and rituals in which they find meaning and challenging an enduring suspicion of the pleasure of the aesthetic. Ranging from Marcel Proust to tarot readings, from urban planning to interiors, Elizabeth Wilson investigates an underlying Puritanism in critical commentary on matters as wide ranging as Roger Federer and C S Lewis, Surrealism and fashion and the relationship of religion to fan culture. She questions why pleasure appears suspect, even as consumer society incites it and turns life into entertainment. She questions why there is such fear of elitism when at the same time the fans of mass culture are held in contempt. Subverting conventional views, her oblique point of view provides startling insights on both familiar and marginal cultural experiences."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Elizabeth
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM621
LC item number
.W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Aesthetics
  • Popular culture
Label
Cultural passions : fans, aesthetes and tarot readers, Elizabeth Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: Cultural diseases. Introduction ; Pleasure's dangers ; Looking backwards: Nostalgia mode. -- Part 2: Fashion. Magic fashion ; Glamour: The secret behind the sheen ; Dressed to kill ; Camouflage and its vicissitudes ; Fashion and memory ; Urbane fashion. -- Part 3: The future we have lost. Austerity in retrospect: The glamour of masochism ; Post-war perverts ; Bethnal green. -- Part 4: Magic moments. Modern magic ; 'Disoriented agnosticism': Reading the Tarot ; Secret worlds ; Temporary gods ; Conclusion
Control code
826659573
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9781780762852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826659573
Label
Cultural passions : fans, aesthetes and tarot readers, Elizabeth Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: Cultural diseases. Introduction ; Pleasure's dangers ; Looking backwards: Nostalgia mode. -- Part 2: Fashion. Magic fashion ; Glamour: The secret behind the sheen ; Dressed to kill ; Camouflage and its vicissitudes ; Fashion and memory ; Urbane fashion. -- Part 3: The future we have lost. Austerity in retrospect: The glamour of masochism ; Post-war perverts ; Bethnal green. -- Part 4: Magic moments. Modern magic ; 'Disoriented agnosticism': Reading the Tarot ; Secret worlds ; Temporary gods ; Conclusion
Control code
826659573
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9781780762852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826659573

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