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The Politics of Critical Theory : Language/Discourse/Society - George Snedeker

The Politics of Critical Theory

Language/Discourse/Society

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Published: 1st March 2004
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In this book, the term "Critical Theory" has a double meaning. Author George Snedeker refers to both the work of the Frankfurt School and other neomarxist social theorists as well as any recent work in literary criticism. Using "Critical Theory," Snedeker explores the continuing relevance of new marxist social and political theory. He provides an evaluation of the contributions to contemporary social theory of the main figures of Western Marxism, including Gerog Lukacs, Edward W. Said, Raymond Williams, Jurgen Habermas, and Oliver C. Cox.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgementsp. xxi
Western Marxism and the Problem of Historyp. 1
The Politics of Epistemology: Georg Lukacs and the Critique of Irrationalismp. 17
Edward Said and the Critique of Orientalismp. 31
Between Humanism and Social Theory: The Cultural Criticism of Raymond Williamsp. 51
Defending the Enlightenment: Jurgen Habermas and the Theory of Communicative Reasonp. 65
Capitalism, Racism and the Struggle for Democracyp. 81
Indexp. 99
About the Authorp. 104
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ISBN: 9780761828150
ISBN-10: 076182815X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.17