Introducing Critical Theory: A Graphic Guide

byProfessor Stuart Sim, PieroIllustratorBorin Van Loon

May 8, 2009|
Introducing Critical Theory: A Graphic Guide by Professor Stuart Sim
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What might a ''theory of everything'' look like? Is science an ideology? Who were Adorno, Horkheimer or the Frankfurt School? The decades since the 1960s have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories. Deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vie for our attention. Stuart Sim and Borin Van Loon''s incisive graphic guideprovides a route through the tangled jungle of competing ideas and provides an essential historical context, situating these theories within tradition of critical analysis going back to the rise of Marxism. They present the essential methods and objectives of each theoretical school in an incisive and accessible manner, and pay special attention to recurrent themes and concerns that have preoccupied a century of critical theoretical activity.
Borin Van Loon has worked on numerous Introducing titles. He is a freelance illustrator, surrealist painter and collagist who produced the comic strip ''The Severed Head'' for The Chap magazine.
Title:Introducing Critical Theory: A Graphic Guide
Product dimensions:175 pages, 6.61 X 4.65 X 0.51 in
Shipping dimensions:175 pages, 6.61 X 4.65 X 0.51 in
Published:May 8, 2009
Publisher:Icon Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781848310599

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