A Glossary of Cultural Theory by Peter Brooker

By Peter Brooker

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Several people played instrumental roles in the process of bringing this book to light. E. Sharpe encouraged me to start the project. Of inestimable help was Wally Beasley, my colleague and friend in faraway Georgia, who showed infinite patience and vision in helping to transform heterogeneous essays into a coherent whole. A former student and friend, Kevin Stroup, read an early version of the manuscript, gave me encouragement, and reassured me that the book wasn't overly narrow or technical. Connie McQuillen and Marianne Zarzana echoed that reassurance, and Marianne edited several key chapters in order to enable me to make my ideas clearer.

That essay began my inquiries into the concept Page x of "greatness" in literature and expanded into the present sixth chapter. " It has been greatly expanded. Several people played instrumental roles in the process of bringing this book to light. E. Sharpe encouraged me to start the project. Of inestimable help was Wally Beasley, my colleague and friend in faraway Georgia, who showed infinite patience and vision in helping to transform heterogeneous essays into a coherent whole. A former student and friend, Kevin Stroup, read an early version of the manuscript, gave me encouragement, and reassured me that the book wasn't overly narrow or technical.

The subject makes of himself or herself the object of consciousness, and the world (and other persons) is seen as merely an extension of the self: they exist for us merely as a source of pleasure or pain. Humans have always been motivated by self-interest, and a concern with the self is not only "normal" but also legitimate. When consciousness becomes inverted, however, self-interest becomes self-absorption. A legitimate concern for individuality, rights, and personal autonomy has degenerated into individualism, "a war of all against all, the pursuit of happiness to the dead end of narcissistic preoccupation with the self" (Lasch 1991, xv).

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