Critical Social Theories

Paperback | July 17, 2013

byBen Agger

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Praised for its clarity and accessibility, Critical Social Theories presents a comprehensive analysis of today's leading social and cultural theories. Author Ben Agger addresses a wealth of diverse perspectives, from feminism and cultural studies to postmodernism and critical theory. Now fullyupdated and revised in its third edition, the book offers a wide-ranging discussion of race, gender, and global economic dynamics; Internet culture and social media; and much more.

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Praised for its clarity and accessibility, Critical Social Theories presents a comprehensive analysis of today's leading social and cultural theories. Author Ben Agger addresses a wealth of diverse perspectives, from feminism and cultural studies to postmodernism and critical theory. Now fullyupdated and revised in its third edition, t...

Ben Agger is Professor of Sociology and Humanities and Director of the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington. Among his recent books are Texting Toward Utopia: Kids, Writing, and Resistance (2013), Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age (2012), and Body Problems: Running and Living Long in a Fast-Fo...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199300801

ISBN - 13:9780199300808

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Disciplinary Positioning of Theory2. The Politics of Grand Narratives I: Theorizing Postmodernity3. The Politics of Grand Narratives II: From Derrida to Difference Theory4. The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School5. Feminist Theory6. Cultural Studies7. Critiques of Critical Social Theory8. Critical Social Theory: Applications and Implications9. The 1960s at Forty: Renewing Public Sociology in the Twenty-First Century10. De-Rationalization, Regression and the Challenges to Social Theory