ISBN-10:
1557862885
ISBN-13:
2901557862883
Pub. Date:
09/06/1995
Publisher:
Wiley
Critical Social Theory: Culture, History, and the Challenge of Difference / Edition 1

Critical Social Theory: Culture, History, and the Challenge of Difference / Edition 1

by Craig Calhoun

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901557862883
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/06/1995
Series: Twentieth Century Social Theory Series
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Craig Calhoun is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the editor of Habermas and the Public Sphere (1992) and Social Theory and the Politics of Identity (Blackwell, 1994).

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Rethinking Critical Theory.

2. Interpretation, Comparison and Critique.

3. Cultural Difference and Historical Specificity.

4. Postmodernism as Pseudohistory: The Trivialization of EpochalChange.

5. Habitus, Field and Capital: Historical Specificity in theTheory of Practice.

6. The Standpoint of Critique? Feminist Theory, Social Structureand Learning from Experience.

7. The Politics of Identity and Recognition.

8. Nationalism and Difference: The Politics of Identity WritLarge.

Conclusion

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