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Alway, Joan

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Works: 5 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 1,086 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HM24, 301.01
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Most widely held works by Joan Alway
Critical theory and political possibilities : conceptions of emancipatory politics in the works of Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas by Joan Alway( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alway identifies and assesses new models of emancipatory politics in the Frankfurt Schools Critical Theory. She outlines the complexities of Critical Theory, and clarifies the logical connections between assumptions that inform the critical theorists' analyses of social conditions and their views on the possibilities for radical political practice.''Alway examines the works of Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, and Jurgen Habermas to argue the relevance of Critical Theory to contemporary efforts to reconceptualize radical politics. Indeed Alway argues that these theorists anticipate and point to new models of emancipatory politics. Unpacking the complexities of the critical theorists' writings and outlining them in a straightforward manner, Alway identifies the assumptions about human actors and history that inform their analyses of contemporary conditions. The explication of how these background assumptions inform their analyses then allows the author to clarify and assess the critical theorists' positions concerning the possibilities for radical social change, as well as their views on the issues and agents of such change.''The author concludes that to the extent that the critical theorists abandon the notion of a revolutionary subject, their work leads us toward a new conceptualization of radical politics. The first generation of critical theorists, however, never fully extricate themselves from a subject-object framework that ultimately limits their efforts. Habermas's transposition of Critical Theory onto new foundations extricates it from the subject-object framework of the philosophy of consciousness, but also fundamentally alters accepted notions of radical politics. The first generation's reconceptualization of radical politics becomes with Habermas a radical reconceptualization of politics itself
To interpret and to change the world : critical theory as theory with practical intent by Joan Alway( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with gender : tales of the still-missing feminist revolution in sociological theory by Joan Alway( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Back to normal : gender and disaster by Joan Alway( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Critical theory and political possibilities : conceptions of emancipatory politics in the works of Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas
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