Resources

Please have a look at my Online MRes module, Research and the Theoretical Field; some of the introductions to the 'chapters' might be of interest.

There are four key texts for this seminar:

Participants may care to review (at their leisure) A Timely Utterance, which is available (along with other resources) on my website.

I will be happy to include on this site reference to any other relevant resources that participants suggest.

Here are some links to definitions provided by Robert Lau on an earlier run of this seminar.

Here (as requested on an earlier run of this seminar) is a start on some 'heroes' of (post)modernity—I realised very soon after (if not before) starting this list that I would be certain to be guilty of culpable omission and questionable inclusion, so I stopped; please recommend others.

Not necessarily who they are, but who/what they write about

Bannet, E. T. (1989). Structuralism and the Logic of Dissent. Basingstoke: MacMillan.

Hayles, N. K. (1999). How We Became Posthuman: Virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature and informatics. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.

Sturrock, J. (1979). Structuralism and Since: from Lévi-Strauss to Derrida. Oxford: OUP.

Sturrock, J. (1986). Structuralism. London: Paladin Grafton.

 I think both who they are and who/what they write about (more than one text does not mean more important, but that I couldn't decide on an obvious (for me) single one and the two (or more) texts may be very or even significantly different).

Baudrillard, J. (1993). Symbolic Exchange and Death. London: Sage.

Baudrillard, J. (1995). The Gulf War did not take Place. Sydney: Power Publications.

Bernstein, B. (2000). Pedagogy, Symbolic Control: Theory, research critique. (Revised Edition). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bloom, H. et al. (1979). Deconstruction and Criticism. London: Continuum

Bourdieu, P. (1991). Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Butler, J. (1990). Gender Trouble:Feminism and the subversion of identity. London: Routledge.

Douglas, M. (2002). Purity and Danger. London: Routledge.

Durkheim, É. (1984). The Division of Labour in Society. Basingstoke: MacMillan.

Foucault, M. (1970). The Order of Things: an archaeology of the human sciences. London: Tavistock.

Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and Punish: the birth of the prison. London: Penguin.

Freud, S. (1973). Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis. London: Penguin.

Freud, S. (1973). New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis. London: Penguin.

Freud, S. (1976). The Interpretation of Dreams. London: Penguin.

Haraway, D. J. (1991). A Cyborg Manifesto: science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century. Simians, Cyborgs and Women: the reinvention of nature. D. J. Haraway. London: Free Association Books.

Kuhn, T. (1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lévi-Strauss, C. (1972). The Savage Mind (La Pensée Sauvage). London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

Marx, K. (1976). Capital. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Piaget, J. (1995). Sociological Studies. London: RKP.

Rorty, R. (1989). Contingency, Irony and Solidarity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1986). Thought and Language. Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press.

Wittgenstein, L. (1958). Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Blackwell.

Foucault: here is a more comprehensive list of items

Baudrillard, J. (1987). Forget Foucault. New York: Semiotext(e)

Dreyfus, H.L., & Rabinow, P. (1982). Michel Foucault: beyond structuralism and hermeneutics. Brighton: Harvester.

Foucault, M. (1965). Madness and Civilization: a history of insanity in the age of reason. London: Tavistock.

Foucault, M. (1970). The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. London: Tavistock.

Foucault, M. (1970). The Order of Things: an archaeology of the human sciences. London: Tavistock.

Foucault, M. (1972). The Archaeology of Knowledge. London: Tavistock.

Foucault, M. (1973). The Birth of the Clinic. London: Tavistock.

Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and Punish: the birth of the prison. London: Penguin.

Foucault, M. (1978). The History of Sexuality: volume 1, an introduction. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Foucault, M. (1980). Power/Knowledge. Brighton: Harvester.

Foucault, M. (1981). The Order of Discourse. In R. Young (Ed.), Untying the Text: a poststructuralist reader, . London: RKP.

Foucault, M. (1991). ‘Governmentality’. In Burchell, G. et al (Eds.). The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality with two lectures by ad an interview with Michel Foucault. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Foucault, M. (1982). The Subject and Power. In H. L. Dreyfus & P. Rabinow (Eds.), Michel Foucault: beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, . Brighton: Harvester.

Foucault, M. (1984). The Use of Pleasure: volume 2, the history of sexuality. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Foucault, M. (1986). The Care of the Self: volume 3, the history of sexuality. New York: Vintage.