Farewell to Postmodernism: Social Theories of the Late Left by Bartosz KuzniarzFarewell to Postmodernism: Social Theories of the Late Left by Bartosz Kuzniarz

Farewell to Postmodernism: Social Theories of the Late Left

byBartosz Kuzniarz

Hardcover | December 29, 2014

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In the late 1960s, a whole pantheon of thinkers regarding themselves as radicals stole a part of the anarchic praxis of late capitalism, turned it into philosophy, and with the resulting set of views turned against the foundations of the system in a purportedly radical gesture. Postmodernism was the name for the superficially revolutionary culture which then came into existence. The thought of the late left appears as the subsequent response to the cunning of the system.
The main figures of Farewell to Postmodernism are Perry Anderson, David Harvey, Fredric Jameson, Terry Eagleton and Slavoj Žižek. The book provides an encyclopaedic introduction to their work, while at the same time seeking to grasp the current trajectory of radical thought.
Bartosz Kuźniarz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Contemporary and Social Philosophy at the University of Białystok (Poland). His main interests include the philosophical, social and theological aspects of the capitalist economy.
Title:Farewell to Postmodernism: Social Theories of the Late LeftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631626770

ISBN - 13:9783631626771

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Table of Contents

Contents: Postmodernism – Postmodernity – The left – The new left – The late left – Perry Anderson – David Harvey – Fredric Jameson – Terry Eagleton – Slavoj Žižek – Social theory – Social philosophy – Postmodern theory – Contemporary Marxism – Capitalism – Late capitalism – Crisis theory – Utopia – Political theology – Christian social critique.