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

Author: Joan Alway
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
Series: Contributions in sociology.
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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.
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Alway, Joan.
Critical theory and political possibilities.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
(DLC) 94029849
(OCoLC)31011158
Named Person: Max Horkheimer; Theodor W Adorno; Herbert Marcuse; Jürgen Habermas; Theodor W Adorno; Jürgen Habermas; Theodor W Adorno; Jürgen Habermas; Max Horkheimer; Herbert Marcuse
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Alway
ISBN: 9780313031267 0313031266
OCLC Number: 501305861
Description: 1 online resource (x, 170 pages).
Contents: Ch. 1. The Marxian Emancipatory Vision and the Problem of Revolutionary Agency --
Ch. 2. Departures from Traditional Marxism: Origins and Early Development of Critical Theory --
Ch. 3. Dialectic of Enlightenment: The Eclipse of the Emancipatory Vision --
Ch. 4. Horkheimer and Adorno: Despair and Possibility in a Time of Eclipse --
Ch. 5. Marxism Revisited: Marcuse's Search for a Subject --
Ch. 6. Habermas: Reconstructing Critical Theory --
Conclusion: Reconceptualizing Radical Politics.
Series Title: Contributions in sociology.
Responsibility: Joan Alway.

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This text examines the work of Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas to argue the relevance of critical theory to contemporary efforts to reconceptualise radical politics. It argues that these  Read more...

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