Cultural Materialism: Theory and Practice
November 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
Scott Wilson explains and demonstrates the power of these modes of critical enquiry and explores their limitations. His book provides a forceful critical engagement with major figures in the field - Francis Barker, Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Dollimore, Terry Eagleton, Jonathan Goldberg, Stephen Greenblatt, Alan Sinfield. He also shows how cultural materialism is applied in practice
Part One: Cultural Materialism:.
2. Culture and Materialism.
3. Stephen Greenblatt and New Historicism.
Part Two: Value:.
5. Usure in The Merchant of Venice.
Part Three: History:.
6. The Four Fundamental Discourses of History.
7. Enjoying the Nature of Britain in King Lear.
8. General Economy and The Changeling.
Part Four: Community:.
9. The Utopian Orgy.
10. Queer Gifts.
11. Oscar Wilde and the Love of the Impossible.
- Wilson explores the theory and shows how it is applied in practice through readings of key texts
- Addresses current controversial topics of Cultural Materialism/New Historicism
- The author, who describes himself as a Cultural Materialist, takes a controversial position in these debates.