Key Thinkers from Critical Theory to Post-Marxism / Edition 1

Key Thinkers from Critical Theory to Post-Marxism / Edition 1

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Key Thinkers from Critical Theory to Post-Marxism / Edition 1

This book is the first comprehensive guide and introduction to the central theorists in the post-marxist intellectual tradition. In jargon free language it seeks to unpack, explain, and review many of the key figures behind the rethinking of the legacy of Marx and Marxism in theory and practice.

Key thinkers covered include Cornelius Castoriadis, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, Laclau and Mouffe, Agnes Heller, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas and post-Marxist feminism.

Underlying the whole text is the central question: What is Post-Marxism? Each chapter covers a key thinker or contribution and thus can be read as a stand alone introduction to the principal aspects of their approach. Each chapter is also followed by a summary of key points with a guide to further reading.

Key Thinkers from Critical Theory to Post-Marxism provides an ideal introduction to a hitherto complex subject and will be essential reading for all students of contemporary social and political inquiry today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761967620
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: SAGE Politics Texts Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Simon Tormey took up the position of Professor and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences in February 2009. Prior to his appointment at Sydney he was Head of the School of Politics and International Relations and founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham UK. He was educated at the University of Wales, Swansea receiving his doctorate in 1991. He was a Research Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Leicester before joining Nottingham in 1990. In 2005 he was awarded a personal chair (‘professorship’) in Politics and Critical Theory.

Table of Contents

From Critical Theory to Post-Marxism
An Introduction
Cornelius Castoriadis
Magmas and Marxism
Deleuze and Guattari
Rethinking Materialism
Jean-François Lyotard
From Combat to Conversation
Laclau and Mouffe
Towards a Radical Democratic Imaginary
Post-Marxist Feminism
Within and Against Marxism
Agnes Heller
Radical Humanism and the Postmodern
J rgen Habermas
Reconciling, Modernity, Autonomy and Solidarity
Jaques Derrida
Deconstructing Marxism(s)
Whither Post-Marxism?

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