After Postmodernism: An Introduction to Critical Realism (Google eBook)
Jose ́ Lo ́pez, Garry Potter
Continuum, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 339 pages
What comes after 'postmodernism'? A buzzword which began as an energising, radical critique became, by the 20th Century's end, a byword for fracture, eclecticism, political apathy and intellectual exhaustion. The last few years have seen a growing interest in critical realism as a possible, alternative way of moving forward. The virtues of critical realism lie in its successful provision of a philosophical grounding for the social sciences and humanities and of a methodology applicable to many different fields of analysis. After Postmodernism brings together some of the best-known names in the field to present the first truly interdisciplinary introduction to critical realism. The book presents the reader with a compendium of accessible essays illustrating the connection between meta-theory, theory and substantive research across Sociology, Philosophy, Literary Studies, Politics, Media Studies, Psychology and Science Studies.
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VARIETIES OF REALISM
LOOKING FOR AND LOOKING AT SOCIAL STRUCTURE
PHYSICISTS AND PHILOSOPHERS
THEORY NATURE AND SOCIETY
COMPUTING POWER DEGENDERED BODIES AND GENDERED MINDS?
CULTURE AND CRITICISM
PRAGMATICISM AND POLITICS PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
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After Postmodernism: An Introduction to Critical Realism
José López,Garry Potter
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