The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences / Edition 2

The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences / Edition 2

by Jeffrey Nealon, Susan Searls Giroux
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742570495

ISBN-13: 9780742570498

Pub. Date: 08/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This text involves students in understanding and using the tools of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to

Overview

This text involves students in understanding and using the tools of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to consider deeper and deeper questions. Written in students' own idiom, and drawing its examples from the social world, literature, popular culture, and advertising, The Theory Toolbox offers students the language and opportunity to theorize. Updated throughout, the second edition of The Theory Toolbox includes a discussion of new media, as well as two new chapters on life and nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742570498
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Culture and Politics Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1 Why Theory? 1

2 Author/ity 9

3 Reading 21

4 Subjectivity 35

5 Culture 51

Multiculturalism 55

Popular Culture 59

Media Culture 70

Media Culture 2.0 78

6 Ideology 93

7 History 107

8 Space/Time 121

9 Posts 139

Postmodernism 139

Poststructuralism 145

Postcolonialism 154

10 Differences 171

Gender 178

Queer 184

Race 189

Class 194

Concluding Differences 200

11 Life 207

Biopower 212

Resistance 218

The Economics of Culture; or, The Biopower Business 221

12 Nature 229

Animals 244

13 Agency 255

Credits 269

Index 271

About the Authors 279

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