Postwar American Critical Thought

Postwar American Critical Thought

by Peter Beilharz (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761944157
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Series: SAGE Hallmarks in Postwar Critical Thought Series
Edition description: Four-Volume Set
Pages: 1512
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology at the School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: SOURCES - THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL
Introduction - Peter Beilharz
Urban Flights - Martin Jay
The Institute of Social Research between Frankfurt and New York
Adorno in America - Martin Jay
The Frankfurt School in Exile - Martin Jay
Critical Theory and Political Economy - Moishe Postone and Barbara Brick
Walter Benjamin Today - Richard Wolin
Introduction to Habermas on Society and Politics - Steven Seidman
Habermas and Critical Theory - Jeffrey Alexander
Beyond the Marxian Dilemma?
Complexity and Democracy, or The Seducements of Systems Theory - Thomas Mc Carthy
PART TWO: SOURCES - FROM THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL TO FOUCAULT
From the Problem of Judgement to the Public Sphere - Seyla Benhabib
Rethinking Hannah Arendt's Political Theory
Ontology and the Political Project - Dick Howard
Cornelius Castoriadis
Institutionalization as a Creative Process - Hans Joas
The Sociological Importance of Cornelius Castoriadis's Political Philosophy
Habitus, Field and Capital - Craig Calhoun
The Question of Historical Specificity
The Reality of Reduction - The Failed Synthesis of Pierre Bourdieu - Jeffrey Alexander
Why We Might All Be Able to Live Together - Jeffrey Alexander
An Immanent Critique of Alain Touraine's Pourrons-Nous Vivre Ensemble?
Women in Dark Times - Martin Jay
Agnes Arendt and Hannah Heller
Foucault, Post-Structuralism and the Mode of Information - Mark Poster
Conflicting Conceptions of Critique - David Couzens Hoy
Foucault versus Habermas
PART THREE: AMERICAN INFLEXIONS AND RESPONSES
Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism - Daniel Bell
The Actor Deprived of His Art - Richard Sennett
The Narcissistic Personality of Our Time - Christopher Lasch
Nostalgia - Christopher Lasch
The Abdication of Memory
Afterword - Richard Rorty
Pragmatism, Pluralism and Postmodernism
An Underestimated Alternative - Hans Joas
America and the Limits of 'Critical Theory'
Between Science and Politics - Steven Seidman
For Gouldner - Martin Jay
Reflections on an Outlaw Marxist
City Life and Difference - Iris Murdoch Young
Culture, Political Economy and Difference - Nancy Fraser
On Iris Young's Justice and the Politics of Difference
Calhoun's Critical Theory - Peter Beilharz
Bourdieu in America - Lo[um]ic Wacquant
Notes on the Transatlantic Importation of Social Theory
Prophetic Pragmatism - Cornel West
Cultural Criticism and Political Engagement
The Mc Donaldization of Sociological Research - George Ritzer
PART FOUR: SOCIOLOGY - CRITIQUE AND INNOVATION
Modern, Anti, Post and Neo - Jeffrey Alexander
How Intellectuals Have Coded, Narrated and Explained the 'New World of Our Time'
Rethinking Critical Theory - Craig Calhoun
Civic Bodies Multi-Cultural New York - Richard Sennett
The Search for Tradition - Andreas Huyssen
Avant Garde and Postmodernism in the 1970s
The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism - Fredric Jameson
The End of the Utopias of Labor - Anson Rabinbach
Metaphors of the Machine in the Post-Fordist Era
Critical Theory, the Informational Revolution and an Ecological Path to Modernity - Timothy W Luke and Stephen K White
Where Are We at Home? - Agnes Heller
On Irony - Gil Eyal, Iv[ac]an Sz[ac]el[ac]enyi and Eleanor Townsley
An Invitation to Neo-Classical Sociology
PART FIVE: POLITICS
Introduction - Craig Calhoun
Habermas and the Public Sphere
Why More Political Theory? - Jean Cohen
Civil Society and Social Theory - Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato
Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics - Nancy Fraser
Redistribution, Recognition and Participation
Recognition and Social Justice - Axel Honneth
Honneth's New Critical Theory of Recognition - Jeffrey Alexander and Mari Pia Lara
The Politics of Recognition - Charles Taylor
PART SIX: ENGAGING AMERICA
The Resistance That Modernity Constantly Provokes - Peter Wagner
Europe, America and Social Theory
The Evergreen Tocqueville (On the Occasion of the Hungarian Publication of Democracy in America) - Ferenc Feher
Why Return to the American Revolution? - Dick Howard
False Premises - Jean Cohen
Jean Baudrillard - Robert Hughes
America
The Signs in the Street - Marshall Berman
It All Comes Together in Los Angeles - Edward W Soja
PART SEVEN: ENDGAMES/EXITS
The Significance of the Frankfurt School Today - Albrecht Wellmer
Five Theses (1986)
Exit - N[ac]estor Garc[ac]ia Canclini

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