Critical Theory and Methodology
Critical Theory traces its roots from Marxism, through the renowned Frankfurt School, to a wide array of national and cultural traditions. Raymond Morrow's book traces the history and outlines the major tenets of critical theory for an undergraduate audience. He exemplifies the theory through an analysis of two leading social theorists: J[um]urgen Habermas and Anthony Giddens. Unique to this volume is the emphasis on the link between Critical Theory and empirical research and social science methodology, often thought to be incompatible.
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What is Critical Theory?
Between Subjectivism and Objectivism
Chapter 3 Postempiricist Critiques of Positivism and Empiricism
Part II Critical Theory as a Research Pprogram
A Historical Introduction
Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
Giddens and Habermas
Part III Critical Theory and Empirical Research
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