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Culture and anarchy /
Matthew Arnold ; edited with an introduction and notes by Jane Garnett.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
description
xl, 221 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0192805118 (alk. paper), 9780192805119, 9780192805119 (alk. paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
isbn
0192805118 (alk. paper)
9780192805119
9780192805119 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6153606
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
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Questioning the nature of culture and society, Matthew Arnold asks what good culture can do and how it can best be disseminated.
Long Description
'The men of culture are the true apostles of equality.'Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, which were first published in book form under the title Culture and Anarchy in 1869, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society that are as relevant now as they have ever been. Arnold seeks to find out 'what culture really is, what good it can do, what is our own special need of it' in an age of rapid social change and increasing mechanization. He contrasts culture, 'the study of perfection', with anarchy, the mood ofunrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England. How can individuals be educated, not indoctrinated, and what is the role of the state in disseminating 'sweetness and light'? This edition reproduces the original book version and enables readers to appreciate its immediate historical context as well as the reasons for its continued importance today, in the face of the challenges of multi-culturalism and post-modernism.
Main Description
Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, which were first published in book form under the titleCulture and Anarchyin 1869, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society. Arnold seeks to find out what culture really is, what good it can do, and if it is really necessary. He contrasts culture, which he calls the study of perfection, with anarchy, the mood of unrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England. This edition reproduces the original book version, revealing the immediate historical context and controversy of the piece. The introduction and notes broaden out the interpretative approach to Arnold's text, elaborating on the complexities of the religious context. The book also reinforces the continued importance of Arnold's ideas its influences in the face of the challenges of multi-culturalism and post-modernism.
Main Description
'The men of culture are the true apostles of equality.'Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, which were first published in book form under the title Culture and Anarchy in 1869, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society that are as relevant now as they have ever been. Arnold seeks to find out 'what culture really is, whatgood it can do, what is our own special need of it' in an age of rapid social change and increasing mechanization. He contrasts culture, 'the study of perfection', with anarchy, the mood of unrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England. How can individuals be educated, notindoctrinated, and what is the role of the state in disseminating 'sweetness and light'? This edition reproduces the original book version and enables readers to appreciate its immediate historical context as well as the reasons for its continued importance today, in the face of the challenges of multi-culturalism and post-modernism.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxix
Select Bibliographyp. xxxi
A Chronology of Matthew Arnoldp. xxxiii
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 31
p. 32
p. 53
p. 73
p. 95
p. 106
p. 121
Conclusionp. 148
'The Prophet of Culture'p. 157
Explanatory Notesp. 173
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