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Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity : Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society - Douglas Kellner

Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity

Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society

Paperback Published: 19th September 1989
ISBN: 9780801839146
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Kellner explores the effects of historical crises of capitalism and Marxism on critical theory and reflects on the continued relevance or obsolescence of Marxism and critical theory. Kellner writes, "As we move into the 1990s critical theory might help produce theoretical and political perspectives which could be part of a Left Turn that could reanimate the political hopes of the 1960s, while helping overcome and reverse the losses and regression of the 1980s."

Kellner's ambitious and useful book attempts not only to provide a conspectus of critical theory, but to carry forward what he takes to be its essential design-to 'do' critical theory as well as to analyze it. -- Berel Lang * Philosophy and Literature *

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Bibliographical Abbreviationsp. ix
Theory, Politics and Historyp. 1
Critical Theory and Modernityp. 3
Critical Theory and the Crisis of Marxismp. 9
The Institute for Social Researchp. 13
From Supradisciplinary Materialism to Critical Theory: the 1930s Programp. 22
Supradisciplinary Materialismp. 22
Toward a Materialist Social Psychologyp. 35
Traditional and Critical Theoryp. 43
Economy, State, Society: New Theories of Capitalism and Fascismp. 51
Political Sociology and Political Economyp. 52
From Market to Monopoly/State Capitalismp. 55
Fascismp. 66
Fragments of a Theory of Societyp. 76
From Dialectic of Enlightenment to the Authoritarian Personality: Critical Theory In The 1940sp. 83
Science, Reason and Dialectic of Enlightenmentp. 85
Eclipse of Reasonp. 101
Critical Theory, the Proletariat and Politicsp. 104
Studies in Prejudice and the Return to Germanyp. 114
From 'Authentic Art' to the Culture Industriesp. 121
Dialectics of Culturep. 122
Critical Theory and the Culture Industryp. 130
New Critical Perspectives on Mass Communications and Culturep. 140
From the Consumer Society to Postmodernismp. 146
Critical Theory and the Consumer Societyp. 147
New Critical Perspectives on Commodities, Needs and Consumptionp. 158
Critical Theory, Modernity and Postmodernityp. 167
Techno-Capitalismp. 176
Technology, Capitalism and Dominationp. 178
The Capitalist Statep. 191
Toward a New Crisis Theory: Habermas and Offep. 196
Theory and Practice: the Politics of Critical Theoryp. 204
Critical Theory and Radical Politicsp. 205
Techno-Capitalism, Crisis and Social Transformationp. 211
New Social Movements and Socialist Politicsp. 218
For Supradisciplinary Radical Social Theory with a Practical Intentp. 230
Notesp. 234
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9780801839146
ISBN-10: 0801839149
Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 19th September 1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41