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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)
 
 
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities (February 2000)
A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse
Charles Reitz - Author

Winner of the 2002 American Educational Studies Association's Critics' Choice Award

Illustrates how Marcuse's theory sheds new light on current debates in both education and society involving issues of multiculturalism, postmodernism, civic education, the "culture wars," critical thinking, and critical literacy.

By examining the aesthetic, social, and educational philosophy of Her...(Read More)
 
 
Derrida and the Future of Literature
Derrida and the Future of Literature (September 1999)
Joseph G. Kronick - Author

Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this b...(Read More)
 
 
Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives
Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives (September 1999)
Critiques of Ideology, Readings of Wagner
Karin Bauer - Author

Investigates the intellectual affinities of Adorno and Nietzsche, culminating in a discussion of their readings of Wagner, who serves as a medium and supplement for their critiques of modern culture.

This is the first book to provide a broad and comparative analysis of the relationship of these two influential thinkers to one another. Defying conventional appropriations of Nietzsche's and Adorno's thought, Bauer establishes crucial lin...(Read More)
 
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