New PDF release: Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation

By John Guillory

ISBN-10: 0226310434

ISBN-13: 9780226310435

ISBN-10: 0226310442

ISBN-13: 9780226310442

John Guillory demanding situations the main primary premises of the canon debate by means of resituating the matter of canon formation in a completely new theoretical framework. the result's a booklet that supplies to recast not just the talk in regards to the literary curriculum but additionally the talk over "multiculturalism" and the present "crisis of the humanities." utilizing recommendations drawn from Pierre Bourdieu's sociology, Guillory argues that canon formation has to be understood much less as a question of the illustration of social teams than as a query of the distribution of "cultural capital" within the faculties, which keep watch over entry to literacy, to the practices of studying and writing.

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