The aim of the paper is to characterize the concept of culture as presented in the writings of Raymond Williams, a pioneer of British Cultural Studies. The author of the paper critically reconstructs such fundamental issues as the genesis of a notion of culture, the connections between literature, art and society, communication and mass media (the polemics with Marshall McLuhan). Finally, he focuses on the idea of hegemony which was a methodological basis for Williams' theories since the l960s.
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