DescriptionMichael Payne introduces the principal writings of Roland Barthes, Michael Foucault and Louis Althusser by means of a detailed focus on their common interest in the forms and conditions of knowledge.
1. Barthes: From Work to Text.
2. Foucault: Nietzsche, Genealogy, History.
3. Althusser: Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.
4. Foucault: The Order of Things.
5. Barthes: S/Z. .
6. Althusser: Reading Capital.
7. Signs, Images, and the Real: Barthes, Althusser, and Foucault on Photography and Painting.
8. Deleuze: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Capitalism.
“For this reader’s money. Payne’s discussion is the best non-polemical introduction to Lacan he has come across.” Jesse W. Nash, History of European Ideas
“I have never read a more lucid explanation of Derrida’s ideas.” James R. Bennett, Style
“Reading Theory is an enormously study and, given its complexity, remarkably accessible.” John Schad, Review of English Studies
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