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  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (13 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006861504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006861508
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A revelatory unpacking of the complicated disputes that lay – dormant, as it were – within familiar words’ Guardian

‘Williams’s essential point about the social and political stakes in simple words and phrases is as true today as it was in the 1970s: think of the many battles that have erupted around terms like “liberal,” “torture,” “pro-life” or “intelligent design”’ New York Times

‘This book is an erudite, elegant, and awful warning to anybody tempted to lay down the lexicographical law, in order to apply one authoritative fixed sense to a highly variable and controversial value word’ The Times

‘Keywords is useful and stimulating to all who work with words or merely love them’ Wall Street Journal

‘The book’s greatest value, perhaps, is its exemplification of how all of us should respond to the words we hear and use: with surprise, distrust, curiosity, and unflagging vigilance’ Yale Review

‘An invaluable book … A unique coda to the words of one of our most original and provocative thinkers’ Harpers

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An academic, and the writer of both non-fiction and fiction, Raymond Williams (1921–88) was one of the most important and influential British thinkers of the twentieth century. Williams wrote about politics, culture, mass media and literature, and his work was key to the development of cultural studies. His best-known books include ‘Culture and Society’, ‘The Long Revolution’ and ‘The Country and the City’.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Toyin on 9 Mar. 2009
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this book is excellent for anyone interested in culture, philosophy, art, subcultures, politics and history. It is a funky little encyclopedia of many key terms used in all these disciplines, very good for quick references and makes good reading as a straight book too. Keywords is current, extremely interesting, highly informative and very accessible. I had a copy in 1990 and it was a good companion to the cultural studies course at the time, I sold my copy when the course ended and regretted doing that as I actually missed the book (sad). I've since bought it again. So if like me you get turned on by words such as Hegemony, Existentialism, Idealism and any other Ism you will be pleased with this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By labelleiseult1 on 13 May 2005
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Ever had to define a historical term in an essay? Looked frantically through a dictionary and thrown it at the wall for being unhelpful? You need this book, which gives you a complete history of the changing definitions of some of the most important words for historians. Yes it is dry, yes it is extremely boring, but it is also invaluable when you're writing that all-important essay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aleksander Kuczynski on 21 Jan. 2014
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This is a necessary requisite for especially people in the earlier stages of their cultural education : I have therefore made it a priority to equip the households in which my grandchildren live with a copy of this work .
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This book remains a fundamental reference book in Arts & Humanities,and as such should be on everyone's bookshelf. It arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Thanks guys.
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I needed a copy of this book for a project I'm working on. The book arrived within the time stated and thje condition was, in my opinion, better than described. I thought the book was excellent value.
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By Mrs. T. F. Siddiqi on 26 Aug. 2010
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Good and efficient service. Books were in good condition. This book was requested by a teacher to help prepare students for debates.
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