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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Three Volume Set
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July 2018 | 1 553 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts 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.
VOLUME 01: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society  
SECTION 01: The Frankfurt  School and Critical theory
John Abromeit
Chapter 2: Max Horkheimer and the Early Model of Critical Theory
Christoph Hesse
Chapter 3: Leo Löwenthal
Kieran Durkin
Chapter 4: Erich Fromm
Paul Mattick
Chapter 5: Henryk Grossmann: Theory of Accumulation and Breakdown
Karsten Olson
Chapter 6: Franz L. Neumann’s Behemoth: A Materialist Voice in the Gesamtgestalt of Fascist Studies
Frank Schale, Lisa Klingsporn and Hubertus Buchstein
Chapter 7: Otto Kirchheimer: Capitalist State, Political Parties and Political Justice
David Kaufmann
Chapter 8: The Image of Benjamin
Marcel Stoetzler
Chapter 9: Dialectic of Enlightenment. Philosophical Fragments.
Charles Reitz
Chapter 10: Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979): Critical Theory as Radical Socialism
Nico Bobka and Dirk Braunstein
Chapter 11: Theodor W. Adorno and Negative Dialectics
SECTION 02: Theoretical Elaborations of a Critical Social Theory
Cat Moir
Chapter 12: Ernst Bloch - Who was he and Key Contribution: The Principle of Hope
Eric-John Russell
Chapter 13: Georg Lukács: An Actually Existing Antinomy
Ansgar Martins
Chapter 14: Siegfried Kracauer: Documentary Realist and Critic of Ideological “Homelessness”
Christian Voller
Chapter 15: Alfred Seidel and the Nihilisation of Nihilism: A contribution to the prehistory of the Frankfurt School
Hubertus Buchstein
Chapter 16: Arkadij Gurland: Political Science as Critical Theory
Frank Engster and Oliver Schlaudt
Chapter 17: Alfred Sohn-Rethel: Real Abstraction and the Unity of Commodity-Form and Thought Form
Hermann Kocyba
Chapter 18: Alfred Schmidt: On the Critique of Social Nature
Richard Langston
Chapter19: From the Underestimated Subject to the Political Constitution of Commonwealth: Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge’s ‘Joint Philosophy’
Jordi Maiso
Chapter 20: Hans-Jürgen Krahl: Social Constitution and Class Struggle
Stephan Grigat
Chapter 21: Johannes Agnoli: Subversive Thought, the Critique of the State and (Post-)Fascism
Ingo Elbe
Chapter 22: Helmut Reichelt and the New Reading of Marx
Riccardo Bellofiore & Tommaso Redolfi Riva
Chapter 23: Hans-Georg Backhaus
Christoph Henning
Chapter 24: Jürgen Habermas: Against Obstacles to Public Debates
SECTION 03: Critical Reception and Further Developments
Andrew Brower Latz
Chapter 25: Gillian Rose: The Melancholy Science
Andrés Sáenz De Sicilia
Chapter 26: Bolívar Echeverría: Critical Discourse and Capitalist Modernity
Stefan Gandler
Chapter 27: Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez: Philosophy of Praxis as Critical Theory
Nicholas Brown
Chapter 28: Roberto Schwarz
Pedro Rocha de Oliveira
Chapter 29: Aborted and/or Completed Modernization: Introducing Paulo Arantes
Carolyn Lesjak
Chapter 30: Fredric Jameson: Postmodernism or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Elena Louisa Lange
Chapter 31: Moishe Postone: Marx's Critique of Political Economy as Immanent Social Critique
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
Chapter 32: John Holloway: The Theory of Interstitial Revolution
Claudia Leeb
Chapter 33: Radical Political or Neo-Liberal Imaginary? Nancy Fraser Revisited
Michael J. Thompson
Chapter 34: Axel Honneth and Critical Theory
VOLUME 02: Themes  
SECTION 04: State, Economy, Society
Lars Heitmann
Chapter 36: Society as “Totality”: On the negative-dialectical presentation of capitalist socialization
Sami Khatib
Chapter 37: Society and Violence
José A. Zamora
Chapter 38: Society and History
Samir Gandesha
Chapter 39: Totality and Technological Form
Sebastian Truskolaski
Chapter 40: Materialism
Julia Jopp and Ansgar Martins
Chapter 41: Theology and Materialism
Tom Houseman
Chapter 42: Social Constitution and Class
Alexander Neupert-Doppler
Chapter 43: Critical Theory and Utopian Thought
Stefan Gandler
Chapter 44: Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez: Philosophy of Praxis as Critical Theory
Frank Engster
Chapter 45: Critical Theory and Epistemological and Social-Economical Critique
Patrick Murray
Chapter 46: Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy: From Critical Political Economy to the Critique of Political Economy
Mike Neary
Chapter 47: Critical Theory and the Critique of Labour
Josh Robinson
Chapter 48: The Critique of Value and the Crisis of Capitalist Society
Lars Fischer
Chapter 49: The Frankfurt School and Fascism
Alexander Neupert-Doppler
Chapter 50: Society and Political Form
Hans-Ernst Schiller
Chapter 51: The Administered World
Andreas Harms
Chapter 52: Commodity Form and the Form of Law
Amy Swiffen
Chapter 53: Law, Violence, Justice: Walter Benjamin’s Concept of Law
Mark Neocleous
Chapter 54: Security and Police
James Murphy
Chapter 55: On the Authoritarian Personality
Lars Fischer
Chapter 56: Antisemitism and the Critique of Capitalism
Christopher Chen
Chapter 57: Race and the Politics of Recognition
Benjamin Y. Fong and Scot Jenkins
Chapter 58: Society, Regression, Psychoanalysis
SECTION 05: Culture and Aesthetics
Christian Lotz
Chapter 59: The Culture Industry
Matthew Charles
Chapter 60: Erziehung
Johan Hartle
Chapter 61: Aesthetics and its Critique – The Frankfurt Aesthetic Paradigm
Isabelle Klasen
Chapter 62: Rather no art than socialist realism Adorno, Beckett and Brecht
Mattias Rothe
Chapter 63: Adorno's Brecht The Other Origin of Negative Dialectics
Mathias Nilges
Chapter 64: Critical Theory and Literary Theory
Johannes von Moltke
Chapter 65: Cinema – Spectacle – Modernity
Murray Dineen
Chapter 66: On Music and Dissonance
Marina Vishmidt
Chapter 67: Art, Technology, and Repetition
Owen Hulatt
Chapter 68: On Ideology, Aesthetics, and Critique
VOLUME 03: Contexts  
SECTION 06: Contexts of the emergence of Critical Theory
Jan Hoff
Chapter 70: Marx, Marxism, Critical Theory
Felix Kurz
Chapter 71: The Frankfurt School and Council Communism
Anders Ramsay
Chapter 72: Critical Theory and Positivism
Oliver Schlaudt
Chapter 73: Critical Theory and the Sociology of Knowledge: Diverging Cultures of Reflexivity
Klaus Lichtblau
Chapter 74: Critical Theory and Weberian Sociology
Philip Hogh
Chapter 75: Critical Theory and the Philosophy of Language
Inara Luisa Marin
Chapter 76: Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory
Dennis Johannssen
Chapter 77: Humanism and Anthropology from Walter Benjamin to Ulrich Sonnemann
Jasper Bernes
Chapter 78: Critical Theory and Modern Art Theories and Movements
SECTION 07: Contexts of the later developments of Critical Theory
Anselm Jappe
Chapter 79: The Spectacle and the Culture Industry, the Transcendence of Art and the Autonomy of Art
Vincent Chanson and Frédéric Monferrand
Chapter 80: Workerism and Critical Theory
Christos Memos
Chapter 81: Open Marxism and Critical Theory: Negative Critique and Class as Critical Concept
Christian Lotz
Chapter 82: Post-Marxism
Tom Bunyard
Chapter 83: Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Gudrun-Axeli Knapp
Chapter 84: Constellations of Critical Theory and Feminist Critique
Richard Gunn and Adrian Wilding
Chapter 85: Critical Theory and Recognition
Asha Varadharajan
Chapter 86: 'ideas with broken wings': Critical Theory and Postcolonial Theory
Frieder Vogelmann
Chapter 87: Biopolitics as a critical diagnosis
SECTION 08: Elements of Critical Theory in contemporary Social and Political Movements and Theories
Shannon Brincat
Chapter 88: Critical International Relation Theory
Greig Charnock
Chapter 89: Space, Form, and Urbanity
Marcel Stoetzler
Chapter 90: Critical theory and the critique of anti-imperialism
Nick Dyer-Witheford
Chapter 91: Mass Culture and the Internet
Michelle Yates
Chapter 92: Environmentalism and the Domination of Nature
Roswitha Scholz
Chapter 93: Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy
Amy De'Ath
Chapter 94: Gender and Social Reproduction
Gerhard Scheit
Chapter 95: Rackets
Joshua Clover
Chapter 96: Subsumption and Crisis
Amy Chun Kim
Chapter 97: The Figure of Crisis in Critical Theory
Charles Prusik
Chapter 98: Neoliberalism: Critical Theory as Natural-History
Sergio Tischler Visquerra & Alfonso Galileo García Vela
Chapter 99: On Emancipation…
Aaron Benanav and John Clegg
Chapter 100: Crisis and Immiseration: critical theory today

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