The Politics of Critical Theory: Language/Discourse/Society

The Politics of Critical Theory: Language/Discourse/Society

by George Snedeker


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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, Jürgen Habermas, and Oliver C. Cox.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761828150
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

George R. Snedeker has a Ph.M. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York. He is Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Western Marxism and the Problem of History Chapter 5 The Politics of Epistemology: Gerog Lukacs and the Critique of Irrationalism Chapter 6 Edward Said and the Critique of Orientalism Chapter 7 Between Humanism and Social Theory: The Cultural Criticism of Raymond Williams Chapter 8 Defending the Enlightenment: Jürgen Habermas and the Theory of Communicative Reason Chapter 9 Capitalism, Racism and the Struggle for Democracy Chapter 10 Index

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