Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 June 2001

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719049903

Bookseller Code (06)


Bakhtin and cultural theory

Second edition

Revised Edition

Ken Hirschkop and David Shepherd

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An important collection of essays which treats Bakhtin as a provocative theorist whose work must be tested, explored and compared with the work of others
  • Contributors assess Bakhtin's contribution to difficult issues of colonialism, feminism, reception theory and theories of the body, amongst others
  • New articles explore the origins, previously unacknowledged, of Bakhtin's theory of language and provide a vivid account of the dramatic scandal surrounding Bakhtin's thesis on Rabelais
  • Contains dramatic new material, drawn from post-perestroika sources, which demythologizes the image of this important writer
  • A new bibliographical essay and introduction bring the English-language reader up-to-date with the progress of Bakhtin studies in Russia

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