Download e-book for kindle: Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation by John Guillory

By John Guillory

ISBN-10: 0226310434

ISBN-13: 9780226310435

ISBN-10: 0226310442

ISBN-13: 9780226310442

John Guillory demanding situations the main basic premises of the canon debate via resituating the matter of canon formation in a completely new theoretical framework. the result's a ebook that delivers to recast not just the controversy in regards to the literary curriculum but additionally the talk over "multiculturalism" and the present "crisis of the humanities." utilizing strategies drawn from Pierre Bourdieu's sociology, Guillory argues that canon formation has to be understood much less as a query of the illustration of social teams than as a question of the distribution of "cultural capital" within the colleges, which keep an eye on entry to literacy, to the practices of examining and writing.

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