Globalizing Critical Theory

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Max Pensky
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Political Science - 254 pages
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Across a spectrum of academic disciplines, the topic of globalization is at the forefront of contemporary efforts to understand a dynamically changing world society. How might critical social theory respond creatively to the challenge of thinking and theorizing globalization in its full complexity? Globalizing Critical Theory collects essays by scholars at the forefront of Critical Theory as they confront this timely topic. This book offers readers a chance to see contemporary Critical Theory in its full range--from political analyses of a global public sphere, critical race theory, and the politics of memory, to aesthetics and media studies. It includes crucial new essays by JYrgen on the transformations of the global order in the wake of the American invasion of Iraq, and major interventions by Nancy Fraser, Peter Hohendahl, Andreas Huyssen, James Bohman, and others. Globalizing Critical Theory provides a fascinating exploration of how Critical Theory is confronting the question of globalization--and how globalization is transforming Critical Theory.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
GLOBALIZATION AND HEGEMONY TWO INTERVENTIONS
17
Interpreting the Fall of a Monument
19
February 15 or What Binds Europeans Together A Plea for a Common Foreign Policy Beginning in Core Europe
27
THE GLOBAL PUBLIC SPHERE
35
Transnationalizing the Public Sphere
37
Toward a Critical Theory of Globalization Democratic Practice and Multiperspectival Inquiry
48
Democratic Institutions and Cosmopolitan Solidarity
72
Beyond Eurocentrism The Frankfurt School and Whiteness Theory
115
Vergangenheitsbewaltigung in the United States On the Politics of the Memory of Slavery
138
Resistance to Memory The Uses and Abuses of Public Forgetting
165
GLOBALIZING VISIONS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AESTHETICS
185
Globalizing Critical Theory of Science
187
In the StockingSteps of Walter Benjamin Critical Theory Television and the Global Imagination
209
Adorno or The End of Aesthetics
221
Peripheral Glances Adornos Aesthetic Theory in Brazil
241

The Transnational University and the Global Public Sphere
89
RACE MEMORY FORGETTING
113

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Max Pensky is associate professor of philosophy at Binghamton University and a prominent translator of Habermas.

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