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Rethinking Critical Theory

Emancipation in the Age of Global Social Movements

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Rethinking Critical Theory by Larry Ray
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Intended for academics and students in social theory, sociology and social philosophy, this book assesses critical theory, particularly that of Jurgen Habermas, and describes the challenges posed to contemporary critical theory by global social change. The fundamental concepts of Habermas' critical theory are outlined and ideas such as the public sphere, communicative action, and the colonization of the lifeworld analyzed. The author also examines the insights that critical theory can offer global analysis, and the challenges to critical theory from global social change. In a detailed discussion of post-Communist Eastern Europe, Islamic revivalism in Iran, and the liberation struggle in South Africa, the author argues that modernity is poised between the threat of authoritarian politics of identity and the promise of new democratic communicative organiztions.

Author Biography

I joined the University of Kent in 1998. Before that I was in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. In 1996, I was visiting scholar, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand. At Kent I was Head of the Department of Sociology and then SSPSSR between 1999-2001, and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences between 2009-11. I am currently Director of Research for SSPSSR.
Release date NZ
June 10th, 1993
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
SAGE Publications Ltd
Pages
224
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780803983649
Product ID
3105627

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