The sage handbook of frankfurt school critical theory
Beverley Best (Author of The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory)
The Frankfurt School, Critical Theory and How America Fell Victim to Europe's Progressive Ideas
Adornian with Benjaminian brushstrokes, this definition leaves no room for contestation and shows the backbone that sustains the perspective that the authors adopt. This way, the handbook does not avoid criticism to the School itself, accrediting such criticism to both later adherents of Critical Theory and their rivals.
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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes:. This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present. The Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory is and will be essential for anyone who wants to approach, study in depth and orientate oneself in that which falls under the name of critical theory. Through the voices of these great volumes, critical theory acquires new vitality from its dialogue with other traditions and critical discourses of capitalist modernity, showing that it is capable of transforming itself based on the variety of contemporary contexts.