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After Postmodernism : Reconstructing Ideology Critique - Prof. Michael Billig

After Postmodernism

Reconstructing Ideology Critique

By: Prof. Michael Billig (Editor), Herbert W. Simons (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9780803988774
Number Of Pages: 272

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This study addresses the key questions posed by the postmodernist challenge: is it possible to reflect and criticize in an age when every claim to truth is under suspicion? Are social critics contaminated by the same ideological distortions they identify in society? This interdisciplinary text aims to provide a wide-ranging overview of different responses to such dilemmas and examine ways to reconstruct social theory and critique following the postmodern attack on the traditional foundations of knowledge. Whether looking at the political critique and praxis, feminist issues, ideology or teaching practices, the contributions contained are united by the need to ground a theoretical and political position in the absence of the foundationalist certainties once provided by positivism and empiricism. "After Postmodernism" should be of interest to students of social psychology, social theory, rhetoric and communication, cultural studies and political theory.

Introduction
The Postmodern Problematic
Reconstructing Social Theory after the Postmodern Critique
Evading the Subject
The Poverty of Contingency Theory
The Limits of Pure Critique
Inscription and Horizon
A Postmodern Civilizing Effect?
Ideology Critique and Cultural Studies
Staying Dumb? Feminist Research and Pedagogy with/in the Postmodern
Teaching the Pedagogies
A Dialectical Approach to an Ideological Dilemma
Sod Baudrillard! Or Ideology Critique in Disney World
The New Politics of the Workplace
Ideology and Other Unobtrusive Controls
For the Nation! How Street Gangs Problematize Patriotism
'Socialism of the Mind'
The New Age of Post-Marxism
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ISBN: 9780803988774
ISBN-10: 080398877X
Series: Inquiries in Social Construction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st September 1994
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41