Alienation and Social Criticism / Edition 1

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Overview

Assembles reports of and reflections about the varied experiences of alienation from the concrete perspectives of women, people of color, the old, the handicapped, and others, combining critical analyses of the concept of alienation with a wide range of first-person narratives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573926089
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Series: Key Concepts in Critical Theory Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Is the Concept of Alienation Important? 1
1 Alienated Labor 24
2 Interviews from Working 28
3 Alienation and Poverty: The View from Comalapa 42
4 The Alienation of Women under Capitalism 57
5 Narcissism, Femininity, and Alienation 71
6 Pregnant Embodiment: Subjectivity and Alienation 85
7 Playfulness, "World"-Travelling, and Loving Perception 103
8 The Negro and Language 118
9 Alienation and the African-American Experience 132
10 Report from the Bahamas 147
11 Communications Barriers between the Worlds of 'Able-Bodiedness' and 'Disability' 159
12 Four Steps on the Road to Invalidity: The Denial of Sexuality, Anger, Vulnerability, and Potentiality 165
13 Growing to be an Old Woman: Age and Ageism 175
14 Ageism and the Politics of Beauty 180
15 The End of Nature 187
16 Marx and Alienation from Nature 207
17 The Dominated Self 225
18 Public Freedom 235
19 Identity: Skin, Blood, Heart 246
Index 275
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