Raymond Williams

  • raymond williams
    raymond williams at saffron walden.jpg
    williams at saffron walden
    born
    raymond henry williams

    (1921-08-31)31 august 1921
    llanvihangel crucorney, monmouthshire, wales
    died26 january 1988(1988-01-26) (aged 66)
    saffron walden, essex, england
    alma matertrinity college, cambridge
    era20th-century philosophy
    regionwestern philosophy
    schoolwestern marxism
    notable studentsterry eagleton
    notable ideas
    cultural materialism

    raymond henry williams (31 august 1921 – 26 january 1988) was a welsh marxist theorist, academic, novelist and critic. he was an influential figure within the new left and in wider culture. his writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature made a significant contribution to the marxist critique of culture and the arts. some 750,000 copies of his books have sold in uk editions alone[1] and there are many translations available. his work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach.

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Raymond Williams
Raymond Williams At Saffron Walden.jpg
Williams at Saffron Walden
Born
Raymond Henry Williams

(1921-08-31)31 August 1921
Died26 January 1988(1988-01-26) (aged 66)
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolWestern Marxism
Notable studentsTerry Eagleton
Notable ideas
Cultural materialism

Raymond Henry Williams (31 August 1921 – 26 January 1988) was a Welsh Marxist theorist, academic, novelist and critic. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature made a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. Some 750,000 copies of his books have sold in UK editions alone[1] and there are many translations available. His work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach.