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
Number of pages: 1800
Dimensions: 246 x 184 mm
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