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    Dictionary of Cultural Theorists.Ernest Cashmore & Chris Rojek (eds.) - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    This essential reference is a handy guide to the often confusing world of cultural theory. Its entries provide accessible introductions to the key cultural theorists of the 19th and 20th centuries, their central concepts and main arguments, and their major works and formative influences. An extensive introduction sets these figures in their appropriate intellectual and historical contexts, and the explanation for each thinker offers links to other seminal minds in the study of culture, as well as a guide to further (...)
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    F.J. Turner’s ‘Frontier Thesis’: The Ruse of American ‘Character’.Chris Rojek - 2017 - European Journal of Social Theory 20 (2):236-251.
    American society was transformed by the expansion of capital Westward and the explosion in opportunities for land-grabbing and agricultural and industrial investment. F.J. Turner’s frontier thesis portrays this transformation as the fulfilment of American character. The tensions between character and personality are examined following the ideas of Carl Schmitt on the significance of ‘the occasion’ in acquiring competitive advantage. Schmitt indicated the significance of a ‘vertical’ frontier in challenging social conventions and this constitutes a counterpoint to the ‘horizontal’ frontier developed (...)
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    Thesis Eleven: A View From London.Chris Rojek - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 100 (1):24-26.
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    The Longue Durée of Spengler’s Thesis of the Decline of the West.Chris Rojek - 2018 - European Journal of Social Theory 21 (4):419-434.
    Spengler’s The Decline of the West was a major publishing success in Weimar Germany. The study presents the end of Western civilization as an inevitable process of birth, maturity and death. Civilization is conceived as an inflexible ‘morphology’. Spengler’s thinking was influenced by a profound distaste with the optimism of the Belle Epoque, which he found to be complacent. The argument had a good deal of attraction to readers, especially German readers, who were suffering under the ‘Carthaginian Peace’ of the (...)
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    The Politics of Jean-François Lyotard: Justice and Political Theory.Chris Rojek, Bryan S. Turner & Jean-François Lyotard (eds.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    Jean-Francois Lyotard is often considered to be the father of postmodernism. Here leading experts in the field of cultural and philosophical studies, including Barry Smart, John O' Neill and Victor J. Seidler, tackle many of the questions still being asked about this controversial figure.
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  6. The Politics of Jean-François Lyotard Justice and Political Theory.Chris Rojek, Bryan S. Turner & Jean François Lyotard - 1998
     
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