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Postwar American critical thought

Author: Peter Beilharz
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2006.
Series: SAGE hallmarks in postwar critical thought.
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This four-volume collection is divided into eight parts that focus on American post war critical theory with special reference to social theory, sociology and politics. It identifies the central themes in this work and provides a comprehensive survey of the outstanding contributions in the field.
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Postwar American critical thought.
London : SAGE, 2006
(DLC) 2005935932
(OCoLC)57485495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Beilharz
ISBN: 9781446262948 1446262944
OCLC Number: 892059108
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (4 volumes) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: v. 1. Section 1: Sources --
The Frankfurt School. Urban flights: the Institute of Social Research between Frankfurt and New York / Martin Jay ; Adorno in America / Martin Jay ; The Frankfurt School in exile / Martin Jay ; Critical theory and political economy / Moishe Postone and Barbara Brick ; Walter Benjamin today / Richard Wolin ; Introduction: Herbert Marcuse and the crisis of contemporary civilization / Douglas Kellner ; Introduction to Habermas on society and politics / Steven Seidman ; Habermas and critical theory: beyond the Marxian dilemma? / Jeffrey Alexander ; Complexity and democracy, or The seducements of systems theory / Thomas McCarthy --
Section 2: Sources --
From the Frankfurt School to Foucault. From the problem of judgement to the public sphere: rethinking Hannah Arendt's political theory / Seyla Benhabib ; Ontology and the political project: Cornelius Castoriadis / Dick Howard ; Institutionalization as a creative process: the sociological importance of Cornelius Castoriadis's political philosophy / Hans Joas ; Habitus, Field and capital: the question of historical specificity / Craig Calhoun ; The reality of reduction: the failed synthesis of Pierre Bourdieu / Jeffrey Alexander ; Why we might all be able to live together: an immanent critique of Alain Touraine's Pourrons-nous vivre ensemble? / Jeffrey Alexander ; Women in dark times: Agnes Arendt and Hannah Arendt / Martin Jay ; Foucault, poststructuralism and the mode of information / Mark Poster ; Conflicting conceptions of critique: Foucault versus Habermas / David Couzens Hoy --
v. 2. Section 3: American inflexions and responses. The cultural contradictions of capitalism / Daniel Bell ; The actor deprived of his art / Richard Sennett ; The narcissistic personality of our time / Christopher Lasch ; Nostalgia: the abdication of memory / Christopher Lasch ; Afterword: Pragmatism, pluralism and postmodernism / Richard Rorty ; An underestimated alternative: America and the limits of 'critical theory' / Hans Joas ; Between science and politics: the critical theory of C.W. Mills and Jürgen Habermas / Steven Seidman ; For Gouldner: reflections on an outlaw Marxist / Martin Jay ; City life and difference / Iris Marion Young ; Culture, political economy, and difference: on Iris Young's justice and the politics of difference / Nancy Fraser ; Calhoun's critical theory / Peter Beilharz ; Bourdieu in America: notes on the transatlantic importation of social theory / Loïc J.D. Wacquant ; Prophetic pragmatism: cultural criticism and political engagement / Cornel West ; The McDonaldization of sociological research / George Ritzer. Section 4: Sociology --
critique and innovation. Modern, anti, post and neo: how intellectuals have coded, narrated and explained the 'New world of our time' / Jeffrey Alexander ; Rethinking critical theory / Craig Calhoun ; Civic bodies --
multi-cultural New York / Richard Sennett ; The search for tradition: avant garde and postmodernism in the 1970s / Andreas Huyssen ; The cultural logic of late capitalism / Fredric Jameson ; The end of the utopias of labor: metaphors of the machine in the post-Fordist era / Anson Rabinbach ; Critical theories of technology / Andrew Feenberg ; Critical theory, the informational revolution, and an ecological path to modernity / Timothy W. Luke and Stephen K. White ; Where are we at home? / Agnes Heller ; On irony: an invitation to neo-classical sociology / Gil Eyal, Iván Szélényi and Eleanor Townsley --
Section 5: Politics. Introduction: Habermas and the public sphere / Craig Calhoun ; Why more political theory? / Jean Cohen ; Civil society and social theory / Andrew Arato and Jean Cohen ; Social justice in the age of identity politics: redistribution, recognition and participation / Nancy Fraser ; Recognition and social justice / Axel Honneth ; Honneth's new critical theory of recognition / Jeffrey Alexander and Mari Pia Lara ; The politics of recognition / Charles Taylor ; A cultural left / Richard Rorty --
Section 6: Engaging America. The resistance that modernity constantly provokes: Europe, America and social theory / Peter Wagner ; The evergreen Tocqueville (On the occasion of the Hungarian publication of Democracy in America) / Ferenc Feher ; Why return to the American Revolution? / Dick Howard ; False premises / Jean Cohen ; Jean Baudrillard: America / Robert Hughes ; The signs in the street / Marshall Berman ; It all comes together in Los Angeles / Edward W Soja ; The flames of New York / Mike Davis ; From slavery to mass incarceration: rethinking the 'race question' in the US / Loïc Waquant --
Section 7: Endgames/Exits. The significance of the Frankfurt School today: five theses (1986) / Albrecht Wellmer ; Exit / Néstor García Canclini.
Series Title: SAGE hallmarks in postwar critical thought.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Beilharz.
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This four-volume collection is divided into eight parts that focus on American post war critical theory with special reference to social theory, sociology and politics. It identifies the central themes in this work and provides a comprehensive survey of the outstanding contributions in the field.

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