ISBN-10:
1557862885
ISBN-13:
9781557862884
Pub. Date:
09/06/1995
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
1557862885
ISBN-13:
9781557862884
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, Charles Lemert Craig Calhoun
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Overview

In this outstanding reinterpretation - and extension - of the Critical Theory tradition, Craig Calhoun surveys the origins, fortunes and prospects of this most influential of theoretical approaches. Moving with ease from the early Frankfurt School to Habermas, to contemporary debates over postmodernism, feminism and nationalism, Calhoun breathes new life into Critical Social Theory, showing how it can learn from the past and contribute to the future.


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ISBN-13: 9781557862884
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/06/1995
Series: Twentieth Century Social Theory Series
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(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 Epochal Change.

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

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

7. The Politics of Identity and Recognition.

8. Nationalism and Difference: The Politics of Identity Writ Large.

Conclusion

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