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Author Snedeker, George.

Title The politics of critical theory : language/discourse/society / George Snedeker
Published Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, [2004]


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Description xxi, 104 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword / Michael E. Brown -- Ch. 1. Western Marxism and the problem of history -- Ch. 2. The politics of epistemology : Georg Lukacs and the critique of irrationalism -- Ch. 3. Edward Said and the critique of Orientalism -- Ch. 4. Between humanism and social theory : the cultural criticism of Raymond Williams -- Ch. 5. Defending the Enlightenment : Jurgen Habermas and the theory of communicative reason -- Ch. 6. Capitalism, racism and the struggle for democracy
Summary "In this book, the term "critical theory" has a double meaning. Author George Snedeker refers to both the work of the Frankfurt School and other neo-Marxist social theorists as well as to recent work in literary criticism. Using critical theory, Snedeker explores the continuing relevance of new Marxist social and political theory. He evaluates the contributions to contemporary social theory by the main figures in Western Marxism, as well as those by Georg Lukacs, Edward W. Said, Raymond Williams, Jurgen Habermas, and Oliver C. Cox." -- Book Jacket
Notes Foreword by Michael E. Brown
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Williams, Raymond.
Lukács, György, 1885-1971.
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.
Said, Edward W.
Habermas, Jürgen.
Critical theory -- History.
Dialectical materialism.
Critical theory -- History.
Author Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.
Lukács, György, 1885-1971.
Habermas, Jürgen.
Williams, Raymond.
Said, Edward W.
LC no. 2003116380
ISBN 076182815X