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Author Dant, Tim, 1951-

Title Critical social theory : culture, society and critique / Tim Dant
Published London : SAGE, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; ONE -- Criticism by Theory; TWO -- Culture as Myth; THREE -- Work and Non-Work; FOUR -- The Critique of Everyday Life; FIVE -- Sex and Sexuality; SIX -- Art and Entertainment; SEVEN -- Knowledge, Action and Politics; EIGHT -- The Idea of a Critical Theory; Bibliography; Index
Summary Critical theory has left an indelible mark on postwar social thought. But what are the relations between critical theory and 'the cultural turn'? How did critical theory inform later French critical theorists, such as Lefebvre, Barthes and Baudrillard?. This accomplished and accessible book:. - Demonstrates the origins of critical theory in the Marxian analysis of the capitalist mode of production and Freudian psychoanalysis. - Clearly explains the main achievements of critical theory. - Elucidates how critical theory defines culture as a system that constrains and alienates the individual
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Critical theory.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0761954783 (cased)
0761954791 (paperback)
1446217531 (ebook)
1847871194 (electronic bk.)
9780761954781 (cased)
9780761954798 (paperback)
9781446217535 (ebook)
9781847871190 (electronic bk.)