From Agamben to Žižek: Contemporary Critical Theorists

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Jon Simons
Edinburgh University Press, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 275 pages
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In these fifteen taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990. On completing each chapter, you will find suggestions for further reading so that you can find out more and start applying the ideas in question. In addition to chapters on individuals such as Badiou, RanciFre and Spivak, there are chapters on Laclau and Mouffe, and a chapter on Green critical theorists.

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Written by experienced lecturers including John Armitage (Northumbria University), Samuel A. Chambers (Johns Hopkins University), Paul Hegarty (University College Cork), David Huddart (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Simon Tormey (The University of Sydney)

Sets each theorist in their biographical and intellectual context

The only book to offer chapter-length introductions to such a range of contemporary theorists making it the first place to look for an informed overview and evaluation

Jon Simons is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University

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Jon Simons is Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture at the Indiana University, Bloomington

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