Introducing Critical Theory

Introducing Critical Theory

Book - 2009
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What might a 'theory of everything' look like? Is science an ideology? Who were Adorno, Horkheimer or the Frankfurt School? The decades since the 1960s have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories. Deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vie for our attention. Stuart Sim and Borin Van Loon's incisive graphic guideprovides a route through the tangled jungle of competing ideas and provides an essential historical context, situating these theories within tradition of critical analysis going back to the rise of Marxism. They present the essential methods and objectives of each theoretical school in an incisive and accessible manner, and pay special attention to recurrent themes and concerns that have preoccupied a century of critical theoretical activity.
Publisher: London : Icon ; USA : Totem Books ; Lanham, Md. : Distributed in the USA by National Book Network, 2009
ISBN: 9781848310599
1848310595
Branch Call Number: 301.01 Si
Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Loon, Borin 1951-

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