Do you know your animus from your anomie? Puzzled by all that jargon at university? Now there's no need to be. 'Richard Osborne writes with wit, wisdom, and insight, always wary of any approach becoming an orthodoxy. He shows how particular concepts arise at particular times with particular authors and intellectual personalities. The entries proceed by illuminating examples, engaging anecdotes, subtle cross-referencing, wide historical contexts' - John Docker, author of Postmodemism and Popular Culture: A Cultural History This absolutely essential student reference: * is an up-date of Raymond Williams' infamous text 'KeyWords' - it's a Keywords for the 21st Century * provides definitions for the key terms every student in the humanities and social sciences needs to know * is written in a very accessible and lucid style * has huge potential for students across the humanities and 'soft' social science subjects Written by the author of the international bestseller Philosophy for Beginners, Megawords provides definitions for the key terms every student in the humanities and social sciences needs to know.
Richard Osborne is senior lecturer in philosophy, semiotics and cultural studies at Camberwell College of Art, London