Critical Theory and Political Engagement: From May 1968 to the Arab Spring by C. PawlingCritical Theory and Political Engagement: From May 1968 to the Arab Spring by C. Pawling

Critical Theory and Political Engagement: From May 1968 to the Arab Spring

byC. Pawling

Hardcover | June 27, 2013

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In this timely study, Pawling argues for a renewal of the 'politics of intellectual life', calling for an engaged critical theory written in the spirit of May 1968, as exemplified in the works of figures such as Sartre, Derrida, Badiou, Jameson and Said.
Christopher Pawling was formerly Subject Leader in Communications and is now an Honorary Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. His publications include Popular Fiction and Social Change (ed., Macmillan, 1984), Christopher Caudwell: Towards A Dialectical Theory of Literature (Macmillan, 1989) and Narrating the Thirties (co...
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Title:Critical Theory and Political Engagement: From May 1968 to the Arab SpringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:213 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.84 inPublished:June 27, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230275656

ISBN - 13:9780230275652

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Critical Theory and Radical Politics in the late '60s 2. Marxism and Artistic Commitment 3. Humanism and Post-Humanism: the Antinomies of Critical Theory, Post-'68 4. Rediscovering Commitment: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx 5. Reviving the Critical Spirit of May '68: Alain Badiou and the Cultural Politics of the 'Event' 6. Badiou and the Search for an Anti-Humanist Aesthetic 7. Totality and the Dialectic in the Critical Theory of Fredric Jameson 8. Back to the Future? From Post-Modernism to the 'Communist Idea'

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