Futures of Critical Theory: Dreams of Difference

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Social Science - 296 pages
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Written by internationally acclaimed scholars on futures of critical theory, this book attempts to renew and reinvigorate critical theory by extending its range and its intellectual trajectories through strategies of inclusiveness that respect and build on parallel traditions. The authors reinterpret the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger in relation to central figures (Kant, Marcuse, Foucault) and themes of critical theory the critique of modernity, theory of the self, and the question concerning technology. Key chapters address the critical significance of the work of the French theorists Levinas, Deleuze, Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Bourdieu and while other chapters focus on thinkers as diverse as Zizek, Giddens, Said, and Guattari, and deal with contemporary topics such as cyberfeminism and antiglobalization."
 

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Contents

Nietzsche Nihilism and the Critique of Modernity
23
A Critical Theory of the Self Wittgenstein Nietzsche Foucault
39
From the Question Concerning Technology to the Quest for a Democratic Technology Heidegger Marcuse Feenberg
59
Foucault and Critique Kant Humanism and the Human Sciences
73
Levinass Ethicopolitical Order of Human Proximity The Quest for Justice
103
Looking for Allies Gilles Deleuze as Critical Theorist
127
Jacques Derrida Deconstruction Justice
141
The Postmodern Condition Lyotards Futurology
155
Pierre Bourdieu The Craft of Sociology
187
Slavoj Zizeks Naked Politics Opting for the ImpossibleA Secondary Elaboration
197
Anthony GiddensThe Last Global Theorist
229
Cyberfeminism with a Difference
239
Edward Said The Locatedness of Theory
261
Antiglobalization and Guattaris The Three Ecologies
275
Index
289
About the Contributors
293

Of BeingTwo
169

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\Michael A. Peters is research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Colin Lankshear is a freelance educational researcher and writer based in Mexico and a professorial fellow at the University of Ballarat. Mark Olssen is reader and director of doctoral programs in educational studies at the University of Surrey, England.

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