Discourses on Liberation: An Anatomy of Critical Theory / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Collins, University of Pennsylvania What binds the theoretical work of Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, and Jurgen Habermas? Although these and other contemporary theorists offered major critiques of society, they stopped short of plausible proposals to achieve the liberation of individuals and societies. Kyung-Man Kim offers a new reading of contemporary critical theorists and explains how, by reading them together, we may find a practical basis for progressive social change.
About the Author
Kyung-Man Kim teaches at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea. He is author most recently of Explaining Scientific Consensus: The Case of Mendelian Genetics (1994) and Scientific Knowledge and Social Theory (2004).
Table of Contents
Foreword: Liberating Critical Talk Chapter 1: Introduction: Rethinking Theory and Practice Chapter 2: The Management of Temporality: Ethnomethodology as Historical/Theoretical Reconstruction of Practical Action Chapter 3: Can Bourdieu's Critical Theory Liberate Us from the Symbolic Violence? Chapter 4: Critical Theory Criticized: Giddens's Double Hermeneutic and the Problem of Language Game Change Chapter 5: On the Failure of Habermas's Hermeneutic Reconstructionism Chapter 6: Is Social Theory an Interactive Kind? Chapter 7: Richard Rorty's Critique of the Will to Power Chapter 8: Epilogue: To Whom Do the Critical Theorists Address Themselves?