The Discourse of Domination tackles nothing less than the challenge of giving critical theory a new grip on current problems, and restoring the left's faith in the possibility of enlightened social change. Agger steers a course between orthodox Marxism and orthodox anti-Marxism, bringing the concepts of ideology, dialectic, and domination out of the academy and making them into "a living medium of political self-expression."
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Series:||Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Ben Agger, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the author of many previous books on media and critical theory, including "Postponing the Postmodern: Sociological Practices, Selves, and Theories" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002).
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsPart One: The Left's Right1. Introduction: Beyond the End of Ideology2. Marxism "or" the Frankfurt School?3. The Crisis of the "Crisis of Marxism"4. The Micro-Macro Nonproblem5. The Problem of PostmodernismPart Two: Back to Frankfurt6. Marcuse's Growing Relevance7. Marcuse's Freudian Marxism8. Marcuse's "One-Dimensionality"9. Marcuse's Aesthetic Politics10. Work and Authority in Marcuse and Habermas11. Marcuse and Habermas on New SciencePart Three: Beyond the End of Ideology12. On Happiness and the Damaged Life13. Critical Theory, Scientism, and Empiricism14. Toward a New Intellectuality15. Postmodernism: Ideology or Critical Theory?BibliographyIndex