Category: Social Theory

Download Creativity and Critique (Social and Critical Theory) by Ballantyne, G. PDF

By Ballantyne, G.

Developing a discussion among the social concept of Alain Touraine and the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, this paintings locates the wellsprings of the renewed intepretative powers of Touraine's contemporary sociology of the topic and critique of modernity in an implicit and unfinished, yet unmistakable 'hermeneutical turn'.

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Download Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation (Collected by Douglas Kellner, Herbert Marcuse, Clayton Pierce PDF

By Douglas Kellner, Herbert Marcuse, Clayton Pierce

Edited through Douglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation is the 5th quantity of Herbert Marcuse's accrued papers. Containing a few of Marcuse’s most vital paintings, this ebook offers for the 1st time his distinct syntheses of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and important social concept, directed towards human emancipation and social transformation.
Within philosophy, Marcuse engaged with disparate and sometimes conflicting philosophical views - starting from Heidegger and phenomenology, to Hegel, Marx, and Freud - to create precise philosophical insights, usually neglected in prefer of his theoretical and political interventions with the hot Left, the topic of earlier volumes. This assortment assembles major, and at times unknown texts from the Herbert Marcuse documents in Frankfurt, together with:
• critiques of positivism and idealism, Dewey’s pragmatism, and the culture of German philosophy
• philosophical essays from the Thirties and Nineteen Forties that try to reconstruct philosophy on a materialist base
• Marcuse’s targeted makes an attempt to compile Freud and philosophy
• philosophical reflections on loss of life, human aggression, warfare, and peace
• Marcuse’s later serious philosophical views on technological know-how, know-how, society, faith, and ecology.
A finished advent by means of Douglas Kellner, Tyson Lewis and Clayton Pierce locations Marcuse’s paintings within the context of his engagement with the most currents of 20th century politics and philosophy. An Afterword through Andrew Feenberg offers a private reminiscence of Marcuse as student, instructor and activist, and summarizes the lasting relevance of his radical idea.

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Download The Role of Ethics in Social Theory: Essays from a by Tony Smith PDF

By Tony Smith

pdf: this can be a retail pdf from EBSCO that has reflowed textual content, so it doesn't reproduce the particular e-book structure. Vector, totally searchable, bookmarked, and e-book pagination.

This booklet defends the derivation of the moral precept of universalizability awarded by means of Jurgen Habermas, and illustrates the significance of this precept for either social technology and social coverage. starting with a accomplished research of social thought, Smith divides the idea into 9 exact branches, each one dedicated to a primary query; 3 branches fall below social technological know-how, 3 less than social ethics, and the final 3 make up social coverage. He indicates intimately how each one department has its personal methodologies and simple different types, whereas being systematically attached to the others to boot. subsequent, he makes a compelling safeguard of Habermas's major contribution to social ethics and contrasts Habermas's rational beginning for ethics with the decisionism defended via Max Weber. Smith then examines the consequences of the main of universalizability for a couple of very important concerns in social theory.

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Download One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced by Herbert Marcuse PDF

By Herbert Marcuse

Essentially the most vital texts of recent occasions, Herbert Marcuse's research and snapshot of a one-dimensional guy in a one-dimensional society has formed many younger radicals' manner of seeing and experiencing existence. released in 1964, it quick turned an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner notes in his creation, Marcuse's maximum paintings was once a ‘damning indictment of up to date Western societies, capitalist and communist.’ but it additionally expressed the hopes of an intensive thinker that human freedom and happiness might be enormously extended past the regimented notion and behaviour regularly occurring in proven society. in the event you held the reigns of strength Marcuse's name to fingers threatened civilization to its very middle. for plenty of others although, it represented a freedom hitherto unbelievable.

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Download We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by bell hooks PDF

By bell hooks

"When ladies party and discuss males, the inside track is nearly regularly undesirable news," writes bell hooks. "If the subject will get particular and the focal point is on black males, the scoop is even worse."

In this strong new e-book, bell hooks arrests our awareness from the 1st web page. Her title--We actual Cool; her subject--the means within which either white society and vulnerable black leaders are failing black males and formative years. Her topic is taboo: "this is a tradition that doesn't love black males:" "they usually are not enjoyed by way of white males, white ladies, black girls, ladies or boys. and particularly, black males don't love themselves. How may possibly they? How may well they be anticipated to like, surrounded through quite a bit envy, hope, and hate?"

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Download Organizing Age by Stephen Fineman PDF

By Stephen Fineman

Age is the silent shaper of labor firms and their human source practices. It has turn into a effective characteristic of ways society is based and the way it perspectives itself. Age assumptions mold the behaviours of old and young alike, and are used as political instruments by way of coverage makers and bosses. Organizing Age asks the perennial query - can age ever now not topic? Drawing on quite a number social medical and well known writings, this booklet casts a severe eye over the social building and politicization of age in and past companies. among different subject matters, it discusses: the ancient roots of age in society; how we "perform" our age in numerous settings; the social impression of defining age teams as generations; ageism; the influence of an age-cluster on an organization's techniques and contributors' adventure; the rituals of retirement and the start of the retirement undefined; the effect of monetary recession in hard a few of our assumptions approximately age; and the expanding politicization of the starting to be "grey" population.Organizing Age presents an available creation to the present and rising topics round this subject, for you to be a useful source for college students, teachers, and coverage makers.

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Download Philosophy after Marx: 100 Years of Misreadings and the by Christoph Henning PDF

By Christoph Henning

Translated via Max Henninger. overview essay through Frederic Jameson.

Christoph Henning writes a concise historical past of misreadings of Marx within the twentieth century. Focussing on German philosophy from Heidegger to Habermas, he additionally addresses the effect of Rawls and Neopragmatism, for this reason scrutinizing a prior historical past of Marx-interpretations that had served because the premises upon which those later works have been dependent. Henning sketches a old trajectory during which a idea of socialist politics enters the fields of economics, sociology, serious conception and theology, sooner than ultimately – overloaded with intellectually lifeless freight – getting into philosophy. In so doing, he's taking a hermeneutic method of how misreadings in a selected box proliferate into additional misreadings throughout various fields, resulting in an accumulation of questionable preconceptions. With the new resurgence of curiosity in Marx, Henning's old recursions make obtrusive the place and the way educational Anti-Marxism had formerly received it wrong.

English translation of Philosophie nach Marx. a hundred Jahre Marxrezeption und die normative Sozialphilosophie der Gegenwart in der Kritik, Transcript-Verlag, Bielefeld, 2005.

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Download Historical Materialism and Social Evolution by Paul Blackledge, Graeme Kirkpatrick PDF

By Paul Blackledge, Graeme Kirkpatrick

Paul Blackledge, Graeme Kirkpatrick (eds.)

Historical Materialism and Social Evolution brings jointly a set of essays which examine the connection among Marxist concept and Darwin's thought of evolution through average choice. all of the members emphasize the concept that the designated personality of revolutionary social concept is derived from artistic principles drawn from the learn of average evolutionary methods.

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