New Critical Theory: Essays on Liberation

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William S. Wilkerson, Jeffrey R. Paris
Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Literary Collections - 272 pages
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New Critical Theory surveys contemporary leftist thought while introducing the tenets of this new form of critical theory. Beginning with an exploration of the relationship between Marxism, Habermas, and the politics of identity, William S. Wilkerson and Jeffrey R. Paris present a collection that critiques the globalization of capital. The development of personality appears as subject to socialized standards in an age of global capitalism. Only after scrutinizing the effects of such a system can liberation be found. The essays within join Critical Theory with postmodern insights on language and subjectivity to provide a more comprehensive view of emancipatory social theory. Through this and other refelctions on critical race, gender, and queer theories, Wilkerson and Paris emerge with an encompassing volume defining New Critical Theory.

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William S. Wilkerson is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Jeffrey R. Paris is visiting professor at the University of San Francisco.

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