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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Revised edition (9 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631225692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631225690
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2.2 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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"We think in words. A careful discussion of the words we use helps us to think more clearly about modern western society. All academic libraries catering for the humanities or social sciences should consider requiring a reference copy, as should those public libraries which still feel their mission is to assist their readers in thinking clearly, rather than just to provide them with entertainment." Martin Guha, King′s College London

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Raymond Williams Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society is justly renowned for its role in providing a whole generation of students and intellectuals with trusty and cogent distillations of the language of cultural studies. First published in 1976, the text played a pivotal role in both academic and public understandings of culture and society and the relations between them. New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society updates Williams s classic text by reflecting the transformation in culture and society over the last quarter century.


New Keywords includes many of Williams s original entries, but with new discussions of their history and use over the last 25 years. Several other entries encapsulate the practices, institutions, and debates of contemporary society. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to write from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields – cultural and media studies, feminism, post–colonial and subaltern studies, the history of science, sociology, gay and lesbian studies. The result is a state–of–the art reference for students, teachers and public intellectuals everywhere.

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This newly expanded version of Raymond Willaims' original addresses a host of newly important keywords in addition to the previous selection, and does so with insight, elan, and relevance. It is an interesting read, even if you're not in need of the sources and shades of meanings of the words included. Among my favorites for words that have been pivotol in discussions of culture and society, are aesthetics, art, ideology, civilization, conservatism, liberalism, education, family, fundamentalism, justice, multiculturalism, objectivity, pragmatism, race, relativism, theory, science, pragmatism, gender, race, and value--just a sample of words needed to discuss issues with deeper understanding than a dictionary provides--even some technical dictionaries. And the discussion is benefitted from the expansion of contributors and the consistency across entries. The entries on aesthetics and pragamtism are particular notable.
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This volume is an update of Raymond Williams' Keywords : A Vocabulary of Culture and Society published in 1985. The original volume was designed to provide "one-stop shopping" for definitions of social science terms used to discuss "culture and society." The authors have followed three strategies in their update: expanding definitions of the keywords to include conceptual analysis since 1985; adding new keywords which have become important during this time; and removing key words that have declined in importance. The result is a list of 142 keywords, each with an extended discussion of its history and meaning.

The book's value as a reference is a fair matter for debate. In some ways it may be superseded by the type and quantity of information on the web. But there are also advantages to a standard source, at least as a reference point. One additional advantage is its usefulness in building word lists or "content dictionaries" for automated analysis of text collections (see The Text Mining Handbook). The extensive cross-referencing of relationships between keywords and the common vocabulary used in their definitions have a consistency that reduces the amount of work needed to create content dictionary categories with crisp boundaries.

I recommend the book for researchers conducting content and text analysis of social and cultural themes.
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It is a very helpful book. Perfect for study!
Well organized, each concept has it's own history and different authors' opinion.
The state of the book was amazing!
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This is a fantastic sequal to the hugely-influential original by Raymond Williams. For students of humanities and social sciences or those interested in the historical evolution of key ideas, this book is a must-have.
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HASH(0x981a8354) out of 5 stars Useful Seed for Content Dictionaries 10 Mar. 2012
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This volume is an update of Raymond Williams' Keywords : A Vocabulary of Culture and Society published in 1985. The original volume was designed to provide "one-stop shopping" for definitions of social science terms used to discuss "culture and society." The authors have followed three strategies in their update: expanding definitions of the keywords to include conceptual analysis since 1985; adding new keywords which have become important during this time; and removing key words that have declined in importance. The result is a list of 142 keywords, each with an extended discussion of its history and meaning.

The book's value as a reference is a fair matter for debate. In some ways it may be superseded by the type and quantity of information on the web. But there are also advantages to a standard source, at least as a reference point. One additional advantage is its usefulness in building word lists or "content dictionaries" for automated analysis of text collections (see The Text Mining Handbook). The extensive cross-referencing of relationships between keywords and the common vocabulary used in their definitions have a consistency that reduces the amount of work needed to create content dictionary categories with crisp boundaries.

I recommend the book for researchers conducting content and text analysis of social and cultural themes.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x981b0a2c) out of 5 stars Excellents Resource for Students of Cultural and Media Studies 14 Sept. 2005
By mary sanders - Published on Amazon.com
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The editors, Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg and Meaghan Morris are well known academics and scholars in cultural studies. The New Keywords is a comprehensive resource for everyone furthering their studies in cultural and literary theory. In addition, students involved in anthropology, sociology and philosophy may find it very useful.
9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x981b0af8) out of 5 stars Another model for Taxonomy and Classification of Information 18 May 2005
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View the Contents of this book to see how it fits as a re-newed model:
Acknowledgements Abbreviations
Introduction

Aesthetics, Alternative, Art, Audience
Behaviour, Biology, Body, Bureaucracy,
Canon, Capitalism, Celebrity, Citizenship, City, Civilization, Class, Colonialism, Commodity, Communication, Community, Conservatism, Consumption, Copy, Country, Culture
Deconstruction, Democracy, Desire, Development, Diaspora, Difference, Disability, Discipline, Discourse,
Economy, Education, Elite, Emotion, Empirical, Environment / ecology, Equality, Ethnicity, Everyday, Evolution, Experience
Family, Fashion, Feminism, Fetish, Freedom, Fundamentalism,
Gay and Lesbian, Gender, Generation, Gene/genetic, Globalization, Government
Heritage, History, Holocaust, Home, Human, Human Rights
Ideology, Identity, Image, Indigenous, Individual, Industry, Information, Intellectual
Justice, Knowledge, Liberalism
Management, Marginal, Market, Mass, Materialism, Media, Memory
Mobility, Modern, Movements, Multiculturalism
Narrative, Nation, Nature, Network, Normal
Objectivity, Orientalism, Other
Participation, Person, Place, Policy, Political correctness Popular, Pornography, Postcolonialism, Postmodernism, Poverty
Power, Pragmatism, Private, Public, Queer,
Race, Radical, Reason, Reform/revolution, Relativism Representation, Resistance, Risk,
Science, Self, Sexuality, Sign, Socialism, Society, Sovereignty,
Space, Spectacle, State,
Taste, Technology, Text, Theory, Therapy, Time, Tolerance, Tourism, Unconscious, Utopia, Value, Virtual, Welfare, West, the
Work, Writing, Youth,

About the Book:
Over 25 years ago, Raymond Williams' Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society set the standard for how we understand and use the language of culture and society. Now, three luminaries in the field of cultural studies have assembled a volume that builds on and updates Williams' classic, reflecting the transformation in culture and society since its publication. New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a state-of-the-art reference for students, teachers and culture vultures everywhere.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x981ce9cc) out of 5 stars Usless in the age of Wikipedia 4 Jan. 2012
By D. Ante - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, which was required for an introduction to graduate studies course I recently took, is nothing more than a specialized, and random, encyclopedia. The other reviews hail this volume as a "comprehensive resource" for multiple areas of study. The problem is, the definitions of each term are too broad to be useful to specialists and too random and/or inaccessible for people merely interested in these topics. Most of the terms are all so unrelated that I just don't see the point of owning this book. If you need a definition for "globalism" and "materialism," buying this book would be useless. There are plenty of free resources online which also define such terms, and often more comprehensively than this broad overview.

I can see why such a volume was viable when it was first printed in the 70's, but why it was reprinted in 2005 is beyond me. This seems to be an intellectual artifact with very little use in the 21st century.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x981b06c0) out of 5 stars decent price 6 Dec. 2013
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decent price. I used this book for a class. The price was cheaper than what the school book store wanted for it.
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