North American Critical Theory After Postmodernism: Contemporary Dialogues by P. NickelNorth American Critical Theory After Postmodernism: Contemporary Dialogues by P. Nickel

North American Critical Theory After Postmodernism: Contemporary Dialogues

EditorP. Nickel

Hardcover | August 21, 2012

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In a series of interviews this book explores the formative experiences of a generation of critical theorists whose work originated in the midst of what has been called 'the postmodern turn,' including discussions of their views on the evolution of critical theory over the past 30 years and their assessment of contemporary politics.
BEN AGGER Professor of Sociology and Humanities, University of Texas at Arlington, USA ROBERT J. ANTONIO Professor, University of Kansas, USA ANDREW ARATO Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory, New School for Social Research, New York, USA CRAIG CALHOUN University Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the...
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Title:North American Critical Theory After Postmodernism: Contemporary DialoguesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pagesPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230369278

ISBN - 13:9780230369276

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Table of Contents

North American Critical Theory after Postmodernism; P.M.Nickel Timothy W. Luke Douglas Kellner Craig Calhoun Seyla Benhabib Andrew Arato Ben Agger Nancy Fraser Robert J. Antonio Epilogue; P.M.Nickel

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"Patricia Nickel does social theory an indispensable service. Some will be surprised to learn that there is, as she shows, a vibrant and important North American tradition of critical theory - one linked to its European past but also original in its own right. Nickel's thoughtful essays and informative interviews taught me things about people I've read and known for years. It is hard to put this book down." Charles Lemert, Senior Fellow, Center for Comparative Research, Yale University, USA "In a series of compelling interviews an influential group of contemporary critical theorists working in American universities reflect on their intellectual trajectories and networks, analytic engagements with German and French social and philosophical thought, and critical analyses of neoliberal capitalism. North American Critical Theory after Postmodernism will prove both informative and inspirational for post-graduate students, lecturers, and researchers." Barry Smart, Professor of Sociology, School of Social, Historical & Literary Studies, University of Portsmouth "Critical theory is not only French or German - it is ubiquitous. Trish Nickel's great contribution is to use this category to shine a light on the North American tradition. These personnel and their ideas coincide with the story of the American New Left. What Nickel and her illustrious subjects add to this story is a high degree of self reflexivity as to motivations, purposes and ideas. The result is a valuable and insightful study. It deserves wide attention." Peter Beilharz, Professor of Sociology, La Trobe University