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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory (Hardback)

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Hardback 1800 Pages / Published: 02/07/2018
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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes:

Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts

This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781473953345
Number of pages: 1800
Dimensions: 246 x 184 mm


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The Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory is and will be essential for anyone who wants to approach, study in depth and orientate oneself in that which falls under the name of critical theory. The authors of this volumes, extending the basis of the foundation of critical theory to include thinkers such as Bloch, Benjamin, Lukacs, Kracauer, Sohn-Rethel, and others, give us more of an image of a large bush than that of a tree whose roots are planted in the city of Frankfurt alone. In this way, critical theory is de-provincialized, meeting Bolivar Echeverria and Adolfo Sanchez Vazquez; and it branches out further in its encounter with contemporary social and political movements and theories, including feminism and gendered dynamics of social reproduction. Through the voices of these great volumes, critical theory acquires new vitality from its dialogue with other traditions and critical discourses of capitalist modernity, showing that it is capable of transforming itself based on the variety of contemporary contexts. -- Professor Massimiliano Tomba
The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory is a superb collection of high-quality essays on a vast array of aspects of the theoretical programs and empirical research conducted at or in relation to the Institute of Social Research, founded in Frankfurt almost a century ago. The authors of the essays include prominent proponents, careful students, and sophisticated critics of critical theory. At a time when the uncompromising contributions to illuminating the contradictions and paradoxes of modern societies - by both the classics (including Horkheimer, Adorno, and Marcuse) and more recent representatives of this complex tradition - constitute a model for research that is determined to "make a difference," the SAGE Handbook will be an indispensable and lasting resource scholars and researchers should - and will - return to frequently. -- Professor Harry F. Dahms

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