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The Promise of Memory
The Promise of Memory (September 2005)
History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida
Matthias Fritsch - Author

Argues for a closer connection between memories of injustice and promises of justice as a means to overcome violence.

Rereading Marx through Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, The Promise of Memory attempts to establish a philosophy of liberation. Matthias Fritsch explores how memories of injustice relate to the promises of justice that democratic societies have inherited from the Enlightenment. Focusing on t...(Read More)
 
 
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity (April 2004)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Individuality
Martin Leet - Author

Examines the relations among knowledge, politics, aesthetics, and individuality.

The relentless accumulation of knowledge is a defining feature of modern life, but what if this feature begins to breed more confusion than enlightenment? Martin Leet examines how the often ambiguous and sometimes destabilizing aftereffects of knowledge have prompted a renewed interest in aesthetics and individuality in parts of contempor...(Read More)
 
 
Ricoeur's Critical Theory
Ricoeur's Critical Theory (February 2003)
David M. Kaplan - Author

The first book-length treatment of Paul Ricoeur's conception of philosophy as critical theory.

In Ricoeur's Critical Theory, David M. Kaplan revisits the Habermas-Gadamer debates to show how Paul Ricoeur's narrative-hermeneutics and moral-political philosophy provide a superior interpretive, normative, and critical framework. Arguing that Ricoeur's unique version of critical theory surpasses the hermeneutic philo...(Read More)
 
 
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment (January 2003)
A Republican Critique of the Philosophes
Graeme Garrard - Author

Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Arguing that the question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s relationship to the Enlightenment has been eclipsed and seriously distorted by his association with the French Revolution, Graeme Garrard presents the first book-length case that shows Rousseau as the pivotal figure in the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment thought. Viewed in the context in which he actually lived and wrote—...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking the Frankfurt School
Rethinking the Frankfurt School (August 2002)
Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique
Jeffrey T. Nealon - Editor
Caren Irr - Editor

By exploring the work of the Frankfurt school today, this book helps to define the very field of cultural studies.

A reexamination of key Frankfurt School thinkers—Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse—in the light of contemporary theory and cultural studies across the disciplines, Rethinking the Frankfurt School asks what consequences such a rethinking might have for study of the Frankfurt School on...(Read More)
 
 
Between Reason and History
Between Reason and History (July 2002)
Habermas and the Idea of Progress
David S. Owen - Author

The first book-length treatment in English of Habermas’s theory of social evolution and progress.

Between Reason and History examines the role of the idea of progress both in Jurgen Habermas’s critical social theory and in critical social theory in general. The reception to Habermas’s magnum opus, The Theory of Communicative Action, has tended to downplay the theory of social evolution it c...(Read More)
 
 
Waste-Site Stories
Waste-Site Stories (April 2002)
The Recycling of Memory
Brian Neville - Editor
Johanne Villeneuve - Editor

Explorations in the aesthetics of waste and the material infrastructure of memory.
 
Ours is a wasteful society, consumed with care for its remains, according to the contributors of Waste-Site Stories. Here scholars from around the world probe current notions of waste and the ways in which remains of different kinds recover value in the act of recollection and recycling. In the wake of destructive ex...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Ecopsychology
Radical Ecopsychology (February 2002)
Psychology in the Service of Life
Andy Fisher - Author
David Abram - Foreword by

Shows the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology offers an original introduction to ecopsychology—an emerging field that ties the human mind to the natural world. In order for ecopsychology to be a force for social change, Andy Fisher insists it must become a more comprehensive and critical undertaking. Drawing masterfully from h...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking the Communicative Turn
Rethinking the Communicative Turn (January 2001)
Adorno, Habermas, and the Problem of Communicative Freedom
Martin Morris - Author

Assesses linguistic versus aesthetic visions of critical theory and their capacity to contribute to the analysis of contemporary democratic society.

Contrasting aesthetic versus linguistic centered visions for critical theory and the analysis of contemporary democratic theory and society, Martin Morris draws special attention to the concept of communicative freedom. He problematizes the paradigm shift within critical ...(Read More)
 
 
The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson
The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson (November 2000)
Writing, the Sublime, and the Dialectic of Critique
Steven Helmling - Author

A critical overview of the work of Fredric Jameson, with an emphasis on his notoriously difficult writing style.

This is the first book to provide a critical overview of the work and career, as a whole, of the Marxist culture-critic Fredric Jameson, foremost among American intellectuals and a vanguard figure in the "theory movement" of the past three decades. Steven Helmling identifies major themes and traces both continuity and chang...(Read More)
 
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